Crossing the finish line to uphold workers’ rights in the District

Last Friday, a broad coalition of worker activists, organizers and advocates came together to liven up the public oversight hearings for the Department of Employment Services (DOES) and Office of Risk Management (ORM). The Employment Justice Center, DC Jobs with Justice, Restaurant Opportunities Center-DC, ONE DC,  UFCW Local 400 and the rest Just Pay Coalition returned…

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Highlighting the EJC’s Pro Bono Program

    Every Wednesday, the EJC holds workers’ rights clinics to provide low-wage workers with walk-in legal advice on employment issues. Occasionally, the EJC is able to take on some of these cases in-house and provide full-representation to a worker. In other instances, the EJC refers some of these cases out to its pro bono…

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Highest Court in the Maryland holds that Maryland’s Wage Law is “Strong Public Policy”

by Aamir Mansoor, Interim Pro Bono Coordinator Last month, the Court of Appeals of Maryland ruled on a case that could have a tremendous effect on the wage claim enforcement rights of Maryland workers.  The court held that the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“MWPCL”) could, in some circumstances, be applied outside of the…

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Partnering with the Prince George’s County NAACP

    The EJC is excited to announce that we are expanding our workplace justice work into Prince George’s County, Maryland. We have long recognized the need for this work in the areas surrounding DC, where communities have less access to employment law services. To meet this need well, we wanted to form a partnership…

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