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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Celebrating Worker Victories with an Eye towards the Future

Celebrating Worker Victories with an Eye towards the Future This week, a jubilant group of D.C. workers, business owners and community supporters braved the searing summer heat to celebrate the first scheduled minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour, and the District’s paid sick days law expansion to more workers at a press conference in front…

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EJC’s Amazing June Wins for Workers

June was the biggest month yet for EJC victories. Here’s a glimpse at all we’ve accomplished with your help this month. DC Council Acts to Prevent Wage Theft Last Wednesday, DC workers scored some major victories when the DC Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act as part of this year’s District budget. For years,…

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DC Auditor: Paid Sick Days Law A Success, But There’s a Need to Expand Protections for DC Workers

Washington DC’s local paid sick days law is a success, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA).  The report examined the 2008 law’s impact on businesses, workers, and the economy and found that the percentage of businesses that offered paid sick days increased by 18 percent,…

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Workers Deliver 1500 Petition Signatures to Capital Bikeshare

On Wednesday morning, past and present Capital Bikeshare workers joined with community supporters to deliver their petition to Capital Bikeshare management to demand that Bikeshare’s parent company, Alta, pay more than $100,000 in owed to them in back wages and benefits required under the Service Contract Act by no later than July 3. Their actions…

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EJC in the WaPost on Why We Need to Raise Maryland’s Minimum Wage

EJC Advocacy Manager Ari Weisbard was quoted in today’s Washington Post’s Capital Business Section on the economic advantages of Maryland raising its minimum wage: “Low-wage workers, more than anyone else, when they get a raise, they spend it.” The article mentioned business group talking points on the issue, but revealed that the best studies of…

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EJC Advocacy Win: DC Auditor Commits to Study Impact of DC’s Paid Sick Leave Law

It’s been four years since the District passed the lauded Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008. However, as the Washington Post reports, the District has failed to conduct an audit to review how effective the policy has been at protecting District workers, even though one is required by statute. The D.C. Employment Justice…

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