At today's legislative meeting, D.C. Councilmembers will vote on the Workplace Fraud Amendment Act of 2012. This bill responds to businesses that misclassify employees in order to rob them of their earned wages and benefits, which is illegal, but still widely practiced. For the sake of workers, taxpayers, and honest businesses that don't cheat their...Read More
Wage Theft Campaign
Wage theft accounts for hundreds of cases at the EJC Workers’ Rights Clinic each year, occurring in all industries, but especially prevalent in construction, restaurants, security, and domestic work. Victims are U.S. citizens and immigrants; men and women of every race and ethnicity; and both full-time and contingent workers.
The EJC is a leading force in the DC Wage Theft Coalition, a group of labor, community, and workers’ rights organizations working together to end the egregious practice of wage theft in Washington, DC. The coalition supports a group of dedicated worker activists, many of whom have personally experienced wage theft and recognize the importance of pursuing systemic change to stop these practices in the district.
The DC Wage Theft Coalition recently won its major campaign to pass the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014. In order to stop wage theft, we need to continue to fight to ensure proper implementation, more capacity at the DC Office of Wage-Hour to recover workers’ wages, and public accountability for employers who commit these violations. We need your help in fighting back against wage theft. Please sign our wage theft petition and email email@example.com to find out how you can get involved.
Please sign the wage theft petition so we can show the strength of our numbers and keep you in the loop on future events.
DC Employment Justice Center
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Washington, DC 20005
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- Intakes begin at 6pm
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- Intakes 10am-1pm, Bread for the City SE, 1640 Good Hope Road SE
Penn. Ave. SE Clinic: First and third Fridays of every month
- Intakes 12 pm-3 pm; 2811 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
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