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EJC Staff Members Discussing Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014 on September 10


EJC staff members Ari Weisbard, Barbra Kavanaugh, and Andrew Hass will be panelists at an upcoming Brown Bag lunch seminar, as part of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association’s (MWELA) brown bag series. If you are interested in attending or want to learn more, review the information below. You can register for the event here.

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On July 14, 2014, the Employment Justice Center successfully secured passage of the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014, which amended the DC Wage Payment and Collect Act (“DCWPCA”) and the Minimum Wage Revision Act (“DCMWRA”). Among other things, the amendments: provide for recovery of attorney’s fees at Adjusted Laffey Matrix rates; create liability by a general contractor for a subcontractor’s unpaid wages; broaden the definition of “employee” under the DCWPCA; redefine the term “similarly situated” for collective action purposes; strengthen administrative procedures, enforcement mechanisms and remedies; and contain new rules for temporary staffing agencies.

Barbara Kavanaugh, Executive Director, Employment Justice Center
Ari Weisbard, Deputy Director, Employment Justice Center
Andrew Hass, Litigation Counsel

Omar Melehy, Melehy & Associates LLC

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00 to 2:00pm

The Meyer Foundation
1250 Connecticut Ave N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Metro: DuPont Circle (Red Line), Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines)

Registration for this brown bag is encouraged. You can register at