EJC’s Workers’ Rights Clinic Featured in Washington City Paper

  Each week, the EJC holds Workers’ Rights Clinics, where low-income workers throughout the area can receive free, confidential advice from an attorney about unpaid wages, discrimination, injuries on the job, or other employment law issues. These clinics feature prominently in an article in the March 6, 2015 issue of the Washington City Paper. In the article,…

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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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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Heard by Supreme Court

        by Aamir Mansoor, JD, EJC Law Clerk This week, the Supreme Court heard a case involving an issue that affects countless workers in D.C. and across the nation.  The case asks important questions like: What workplace accommodations do pregnant workers have a right to?  And, what constitutes pregnancy discrimination in the…

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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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“We are Standing at the Crossroads of History” – MacArthur Genius Recipient Ai-jen Poo Speaks at EJC’s 2014 Labor Day Breakfast

This past Friday saw the completion of the EJC’s annual Labor Day Breakfast. The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and is known around the region for including featuring a prominent keynote speaker from the labor and workplace justice community. In 2013, Restaurant Opportunity Commission co-founder Saru Jayaraman gave a passionate speech about the importance…

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