Ensuring DC Parents Know About Paid Sick Days

  It’s fall in DC, which means that temperatures are cooling, the leaves are changing, and parents happily took their children back to their first day of school. This year, the EJC and the Paid Sick Days Coalition went back to school with them, educating DC parents about their right to paid sick days when…

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$10,000 Settlement Reached in Unpaid Overtime Case

Earlier this week, three EJC clients received their full unpaid wages and partial liquidated damages as part of a $10,000 settlement agreement with a former employer. The clients worked for about two months as electricians and electrician’s assistants, renovating a fast-food restaurant in a small town in eastern Maryland. At the beginning of the project, their supervisor…

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What is Work?: Supreme Court Ponders Question This Term

Last week the Supreme Court heard a case involving an essential question for the EJC and the workers it serves: what activities should employees be paid for? In other words, what is work? The case, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v Busk, was brought by a class of thousands of warehouse employees who alleged that they should be…

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Could Paid Family Leave Be Next in the District?

This September, the Department of Labor announced that Washington D.C.  will receive a $96,000 grant from the federal government to help assist in planning and start-up of a paid leave program to ensure all District workers are able to access affordable family leave. The funds can be used for planning purposes, such as designing the program…

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