On July 24, 2023, DCWP launched a new system to replace its prior online services and provide additional features for businesses, consumers, and workers. Note: If you had an online account with DCWP before July 24, 2023, please use the same email address you provided DCWP. This will allow you to link your business records to the new system. Read Online Services - FAQs.
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What is a settlement?
A settlement is an opportunity to plead guilty to the charge(s) in the Summons instead of attending the hearing. You must:
How can I settle my case?
If you got an Offer of Settlement letter in the mail:
If you did not get an Offer of Settlement in the mail:
Do I have to settle?
No. You can attend the hearing at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) to deny the charge(s). The hearing date and time are on your Summons. You may bring an attorney or representative to the hearing to present evidence and arguments.
When can I settle?
You must settle at least one business day before the hearing date.
How can I pay the reduced fine in my Offer of Settlement letter?
You can pay in ONE of three ways. No matter how you pay, DCWP must get your payment at least one business day before the hearing date.
Can I request a hearing or appeal after I pay the reduced fine?
By paying the reduced fine, you pleaded guilty to the charge(s) and can no longer request a hearing or appeal on the charge(s).
Did you receive a settlement offer from DCWP's Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS)? Read Frequently Asked Questions – Settlement Offers from DCWP's OLPS