The EJC Blog


D.C. Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act Sent To Mayor For Approval

On December 20, 2016, the District of Columbia Council passed the Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016 (B21-0244) (the “Act”) which, if enacted, would amend the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977 to prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants and current employees based on their credit information.  On February 2, 2017,...

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Federal Court Orders Subcontractors to Pay Over $207,000 to EJC Clients in Wage Theft Case

Gavel and Books On December 22, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the D.C. federal district court awarded over $207,000 to 13 EJC clients - all carpenters and drywall finishers - in a case under federal and stage wage laws. The case, Freddy Paz Perez, et al. v. C.R....

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EJC Recovers $40,000 for Unpaid Construction Worker

From left: EJC attorney Andrew Hass with Eduardo and his check

In another recent victory, the EJC recently recovered $40,000 in unpaid wages and damages for a worker who performed weeks of unpaid carpentry work at a local restaurant. In 2011, Eduardo Hernandez worked for...

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The DC Council Passes Two Legislations We Can Live With

  • The Ban the Box on Housing bill (B21-0706) passed late yesterday; the bill precludes a housing provider from making an inquiry about or requiring an applicant to disclose an arrest or criminal accusation which is not pending or did not result in a conviction prior to making a conditional offer of housing. It provides...

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Federal Judge in Texas Halts Implementation of New Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor‘s impending rule expanding the number of workers who would be eligible for overtime pay.  The DOL increased the overtime salary limit below which workers automatically qualified for overtime...

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SEC Hands Out Millions While Leaving Public In Dark

Just recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release announcing its decision to award $20 million “to a whistleblower who promptly came forward with valuable information that enabled the SEC to move quickly and initiate an enforcement action against wrongdoers before they could squander the money.”

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