SEC Hands Out Millions While Leaving Public In Dark

Just recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release announcing its decision to award $20 million “to a whistleblower who promptly came forward with valuable information that enabled the SEC to move quickly and initiate an enforcement action against wrongdoers before they could squander the money.” That is about all the public will…

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Qui Tam Whistleblowers Successful in $11 Million Settlement of False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Marinello Schools of Beauty

For-profit beauty school chain Marinello Schools of Beauty was sued for allegedly defrauding the federal government through embellished and often falsified claims of enrollment, post-graduate employment, and entitlement to federal funding. Marinello officials stated they “strongly and categorically” deny the allegations made in the suit, calling them “utterly false” and adding that the settlement did…

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Why Do You Volunteer?

Met Shelia, one of our dedicated senior intake volunteers!

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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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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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New Employees on the Block

Here at EJC we have been fortunate to get a lot of fresh talent to join the team. We have enjoyed getting to know them as we continue to pursue EJC’s mission promoting workplace justice. Considering how much we’ve enjoyed getting to know them, we thought you might too. Our two newest hires, Heather Kryzak…

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Ari Weisbard                                                                                                  Deputy Director, Employment Justice…

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Next stop, El Salvador!

Next week, a delegation of six EJC staff members, worker activists, and community partners  will travel to El Salvador to meet with representatives of Habitat for Humanity El Salvador and from the Proyecto Getsemani in Ahuachapan, El Salvador. During the following week, three people representing these organizations will come to the District to visit the EJC…

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