EJC-led Wage Theft Protest Featured in Washington Post

In October, EJC staff members 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 Indigo employee. The protest was featured in the Washington Post….

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Highlighting the EJC’s Pro Bono Program

    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 worker. In other instances, the EJC refers some of these cases out to its pro bono…

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Highest Court in the Maryland holds that Maryland’s Wage Law is “Strong Public Policy”

by Aamir Mansoor, Interim Pro Bono Coordinator Last month, the Court of Appeals of Maryland ruled on a case that could have a tremendous effect on the wage claim enforcement rights of Maryland workers.  The court held that the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“MWPCL”) could, in some circumstances, be applied outside of the…

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Partnering with the Prince George’s County NAACP

    The EJC is excited to announce that we are expanding our workplace justice work into Prince George’s County, Maryland. We have long recognized the need for this work in the areas surrounding DC, where communities have less access to employment law services. To meet this need well, we wanted to form a partnership…

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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Heard by Supreme Court

        by Aamir Mansoor, JD, EJC Law Clerk This week, the Supreme Court heard a case involving an issue that affects countless workers in D.C. and across the nation.  The case asks important questions like: What workplace accommodations do pregnant workers have a right to?  And, what constitutes pregnancy discrimination in the…

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