Enforcement at EJC

On May 29, 2013, Victor Hernandez received a judgment of $47,736 in unpaid wages, fees and damages against his former employer, Mexican Fruits, LLC.  Most people would expect that to be the end of the story, but fortunately for Victor, the EJC is helping to make sure there is a happy ending to this one. Many people do not…

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Paid Sick Days for All Campaign Kicks into High Gear

  The momentum for the paid sick days campaign is building. The Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act, which ensures that no worker in DC will be forced to choose between her health and her economic security, was introduced with overwhelming support in the DC Council on September 17th. Since then, the Paid Sick…

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Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Enhanced Paid Sick Days in DC

Cross-posted from http://www.iwpr.org/blog/2013/11/01/weighing-the-costs-and-benefits-of-enhanced-paid-sick-days-in-dc/ On September 17, DC city councilmembers introduced the “Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013,” a proposal that would take the current DC paid sick days (PSD) law a step further in providing safeguards to workers in the District. While DC was among the first to pass citywide PSD legislation in 2008, the…

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The Employment Justice Center is proud to be part of the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “One of the Best” community-based nonprofits in the region. The EJC was selected as one of 74 organizations to be featured in the 11th annual Catalogue for Philanthropy, which has, since 2003, raised more than $21 million…

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Los Buenos Home

One of the US’s most revered narratives is the story of the hopeful immigrant arriving in this country with every hope of achieving the American dream of middle class. This narrative drives our understanding of our history of our county, often our personal family histories and even the current debate over immigration reform. By referring…

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The glass simply needs more water: Report from the Field from Howard Mayo

Is the glass of water half empty or is it half full?  This is a tale of two communities, mine and theirs.  This is a tale of a week long journey with no expectations other than to take a global look at community issues.  High unemployment, job insecurity, high cost of living, ethnic discrimination, frayed…

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