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Ensuring DC Parents Know About Paid Sick Days

FVAW_2014_0015_FINAL_DC   It’s fall in DC, which means that temperatures are cooling, the leaves are changing, and parents happily took their children back to their first day of school. This year, the EJC and the Paid Sick Days Coalition went back to school with them, educating DC parents...

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$10,000 Settlement Reached in Unpaid Overtime Case

From left: Juan Carlos Galan, EJC Attorney Andrew Hass, and Rudis Galo

From left: Juan Carlos Galan, EJC Attorney Andrew Hass, and Rudis Galo.

Earlier this week, three EJC clients received their full unpaid wages and partial liquidated damages as part of a $10,000 settlement...

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What is Work?: Supreme Court Ponders Question This Term

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Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse. Courtesy Dallas Morning News BizBeat Blog.

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...

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Could Paid Family Leave Be Next in the District?

This September, the Department of Labor announced that Washington D.C.  will receive a $96,000 grant from the federal government to help assist in planning and start-up of a paid leave program to ensure all District workers are able to access affordable family leave. The funds can be used for planning purposes, such as designing the program...

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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

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Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Barbra Kavanaugh, Executive Director of the Employment Justice Center

This past Friday saw the completion of the EJC’s annual Labor Day Breakfast. The event is the organization’s...

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Exciting Changes at Clinic!

  Volunteer Shot   After a brief break from clinics in August to reorganize and revamp, the EJC started September off with a brand new clinic schedule, a highly anticipated intake volunteer training, and an exciting new partnership with the Neighborhood Legal Service Program in SE. The majority of...

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