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!

                        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…

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EJC’s Workers’ Rights Clinic Featured in Washington City Paper

  Each week, the EJC holds Workers’ Rights Clinics, where low-income workers throughout the area can receive free, confidential advice from an attorney about unpaid wages, discrimination, injuries on the job, or other employment law issues. These clinics feature prominently in an article in the March 6, 2015 issue of the Washington City Paper. In the article,…

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Crossing the finish line to uphold workers’ rights in the District

Last Friday, a broad coalition of worker activists, organizers and advocates came together to liven up the public oversight hearings for the Department of Employment Services (DOES) and Office of Risk Management (ORM). The Employment Justice Center, DC Jobs with Justice, Restaurant Opportunities Center-DC, ONE DC,  UFCW Local 400 and the rest Just Pay Coalition returned…

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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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Worker Activist Bruno Avila Honored by the Washington Peace Center

Tonight, the Washington Peace Center will host their tenth annual Activist Awards Grassroots Gala, to celebrate all DC activists’ hard work and successes over the past year. The EJC is proud that workers’ committee member Bruno Avila will be honored at this year’s Grassroots Gala with the “Power to the People” award for his hard…

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