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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Representative Statistical Evidence in Wage-and-Hour Case

Workers trim beef at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb. Photo KEITH MYERS/The Kansas City Star

Workers trim beef at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb. Photo KEITH MYERS/The Kansas City Star

As an organization that advises and represents low-income workers, many...

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EJC Campaign Coordinator Aaron Goggans Testifies Before D.C. Council on Increasing Unemployment Benefits

Last week the EJC joined with several other labor and community partners to urge the D.C. Council to increase the maximum weekly benefit amount that D.C.'s unemployed workers can receive. The current amount, $359 per week, ranks 38th out of all states and D.C. in providing enough to live on, yet D.C. is the fifth most...

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Experienced Non-Profit Executive Philip Fornaci Selected as EJC's New Executive Director

The Employment Justice Center is delighted to announce the appointment of Philip J. Fornaci, Esq. as incoming executive director. “This is a very exciting time at the Employment Justice Center,” said Board chair Omar Melehy of Melehy & Associates.  “We are rebuilding for and recommitting to the low-income workers of the DC metropolitan area.  Phil has...

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EJC-led Wage Theft Protest Featured in Washington Post

In October, EJC staff EJC protest wagemembers and volunteers, together with our coalition partners and members of our workers committee, spearheaded a protest outside Indigo, a restaurant in D.C.'s H St. NE neighborhood. The protest demanded thousands of dollars in unpaid wages for Reyna M., a former...

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Stop Wage Theft at Indigo!

Last month, EJC and over 40 supporters stood in solidarity with Reyna Maradiaga as she staged a demonstration to demand the wages that she is owed. Reyna worked for Indigo, a popular Indian restaurant, for nearly a year and was consistently paid under the minimum wage and was not paid overtime. Read More

Photos from Labor Day Awards Breakfast

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