The EJC Blog


Did you get your raise?! - Just Pay Coalition and DOES celebrate minimum wage increase to $10.50

Last Wednesday, the EJC and the Just Pay Coalition teamed up with the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) to ask all minimum wage workers in DC a simple question: “Did you get your raise?!” The joint outreach effort, in which volunteers were stationed at busy metro stations and corridors across the city, ensured that all...

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DC Auditor Calls for Proactive Enforcement of DC’s Paid Sick Days Law

The DC auditor released its report on the Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law. Unsurprisingly, they came to the same conclusion that we did: DOES needs to continue moving towards proactive enforcement.

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Persistence Pays Off: Worker Retrieves $12,000 in Lost Overtime

KYRDC-Main-Eng (1) *The worker's name and the name of employer has been changed at the worker's request*               My name is Saul Mendez. I’ve been living in DC for five years and in the United States for 11 years. I worked for four years at two popular restaurants in...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cris

Meet Cris, one of EJC's amazing veteran clinic volunteers. Hear his top 5 reasons for volunteering at EJC!

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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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