DC is conducting inspections of DC businesses to ensure compliance with the new Wage Theft Preventon Act. Inspections focus on posters, but may also include a review of payroll records.
It does not appear that the investigators are assessessing penalities, but they are issuing penalty notices and creating follow-up lists.
As a quick reminder, in addition to all federally-required posters, DC employers may be required to post the following (posting requirements may depend on the size and make-up of your staff):
Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act
Child Labor Law
D.C. Equal Employment Opportunity
D.C. Family Medical Leave Act & Parental Leave Act
D.C. Living Wage Act
D.C. Minimum Wage Act
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (in English and Spanish)
The Right to Breastfeed
Wage Theft Prevention