• The EJC’s free, walk-in Workers’ Rights Clinics in NW and SE D.C. provide needed legal advice and brief services to low-wage workers who are victims of wage theft, discrimination, and other abuses.
  • Volunteers find meaningful work in all of the EJC’s programs – including serving low-wage workers at our free, walk-in Workers’ Rights Clinics; assisting workers and community allies on our issue campaigns, and supporting worker activists at community rallies and actions.
  • The EJC is a leading force on the wage theft campaign, advocating for more effective administrative processes and greater rights for workers as they fight to recover unpaid wages, as well as greater penalties for employers that commit wage theft — and publicly calling out bad actor employers for not paying their workers what they’re owed.

From the blog

Why We Need The Wage Theft Prevention Act

Last year, the District of Columbia received an F grade on a national report of wage theft laws throughout the United States. It is far too easy for employers in DC to commit wage theft – to refuse to pay all or part of a worker’s regular wages or overtime. And...

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Second Employment Justice Organizer, Emma Cleveland, Joins EJC

emma pic For the past six months I have been collaborating on the Paid Sick Days and Minimum Wage campaigns as a worker organizer and today I came on board at the Employment Justice Center. It’s really exciting after those two big wins to get to be...

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“We must not be afraid to speak and do what is right”

Rosa Ramos EJC client Rosa Ramos speaks in her own words about her experience with wage theft. People here in Washington, DC often go to Indian restaurants. It is a very commercialized cuisine in the United States. From the outside patio on 19th and Pennsylvania you can feel and taste the...

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