EJC in the News: Wage Theft Complaints on the Rise in D.C.

In 2008, 51 percent of day laborers in the D.C. area were paid less than what they had been promised. According to Laura Brown, director of legal services at the D.C. Employment Justice Center, complaints of non-payment or underpayment of wages at the organization’s weekly workers rights clinic jumped from a quarter of all complaints…

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Wage Theft Op-ed

As one Employment Justice Center client put it, “Not being paid is life changing.” It can lead to the loss of housing, cause a family to go hungry or force someone to seek public assistance just to survive. Moreover, wage theft is a crime. It is the illegal practice of not paying a worker for…

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EJC in the News: TEAISM to be Carrotmobbed

The term “Carrotmob” comes from the phase “use the carrot, not the stick,” and is a method of activism in which consumers use their buying power to reward businesses that take socially responsible actions. This Saturday, November 13th starting at 10am at TEAISM’s Penn Quarter location, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC (ROCDC) is organizing…

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