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…

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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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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Honored at EJC’s 2015 Labor Day Breakfast

On September 22, the EJC  celebrated the hard work of our volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, and supporters, in our 15th annual Labor Day Breakfast. The EJC was honored to have AFL-CIO President and long-time fighter for workers’ rights Richard Trumka was there to receive the EJC’s 2015 Champion of Justice Award. In a keynote address,…

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“The Sweet Taste of Luxury and Justice”: Kulemia’s Story

Kulemia Masalla came to the Workers’ Rights Clinic in 2013 after suffering workplace discrimination. After reviewing her case back in the office, EJC staff realized she had a living wage claim (a higher wage required by a government contract) as well. EJC’s Advocacy team accompanied her to the Office of Wage and Hour and later helped…

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Thanks to EJC’s Clinic Volunteers For a Great Year So Far

As our annual Labor Day Awards Breakfast approaches, the staff of the EJC wants to give a great big THANK YOU to all our loyal intake volunteers and advising attorneys who make the EJC’s Workers’ Rights Clinics such a valuable resource to DC-area low-income workers. Intake volunteers like Tammy Craig, a legal assistant at WETA…

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New Leadership at the EJC

Although filling Barbra’s shoes won’t be easy, we are incredibly lucky to welcome Keira McNett as our Acting Executive Director. We are excited to have an Acting Executive Director who is able to continue the EJC’s proud 15-year tradition and who is already a member of the EJC family.

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

*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 Dupont Circle…

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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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