The EJC Blog


DC Worker Wins Her Fight Against Wage Theft

"Mariana" got a job at her friend's business but still ended up facing Wage Theft. Fortunately, with her own courage and a little help from the worker's committee, she was able to recover her lost wages.

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Brand New Worker's Rights Website!

    KYRDC-Main-Eng (1)                     In the past year, workers and advocates in DC have won some of the strongest labor rights in the country. Members of the Just Pay Coalition, including the Employment Justice Center successfully increased DC’s minimum wage, expanded the paid sick days law, put stronger penalties...

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Why Do You Volunteer?

Met Shelia, one of our dedicated senior intake volunteers!

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

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Photo by Darrow Montgomery for 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....

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

The Just Pay Coalition heads into the hearing 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...

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Highlighting the EJC's Pro Bono Program

client and volunteer - EJC Workers Rights Clinic pro bono referral     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...

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