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DC AG's Office Announces that $1,950,000 is Available for Eligible Drizly Drivers as a Result of Tip-Theft Investigation

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Drizly delivery drivers who delivered orders from any retail store located in the District of Columbia between January 1, 2019, through November 14, 2022, may be eligible to receive money from a $1.95 million settlement pool created as a…

Topics: Worker Rights
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DC AG's Office Announces Instacart Workers Who Made Deliveries in DC May Be Eligible for $150+ Cash Payments; Online Claims Process Is Now Open

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Instacart workers who made deliveries in the District of Columbia from October 1, 2016, through April 30, 2018, may be eligible for refunds of $150 or more, related to a lawsuit brought by the Office of Attorney General (OAG) against…

Topics: Worker Rights
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OAG Recovers $1.5 Million from Assisted Living Company that Failed to Pay Frontline Workers' Wages

D.C. Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Azure Health Services, LLC (Azure), which operated assisted-living facilities across the District, will pay $1,510,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to pay frontline health care workers the wages they earned during the height of…

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Releases Final 8-Year Report Showing Growth and Impact of the Office of the Attorney General Since 2015

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.  

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AG Racine Releases Final 8-Year Report Showing Growth and Impact of the Office of the Attorney General Since 2015

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.  

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AG Racine Resolves Two Wage-and-Hour Investigations Against Construction and Property Management Companies, Securing $731,000; Reaffirms that Returning Citizens Must be Provided Fair Access to Housing Opportunities

 Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that two companies, Manganaro Midatlantic LLC (Manganaro) and Nomadic Real Estate Investments (Nomadic), will pay a total of $731,000 to resolve allegations that they violated District wage-and-hour laws and, in Nomadic’s case, unlawfully…

Topics: Worker Rights
Testimony

OAG Testimony on on Attendance, Chronic Absenteeism, and Truancy in the District

 Statement of Dana Edwards, Case Manager, Public Safety Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia 

Topics: Child Support
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AG Racine Announces Settlement with Drizly That Requires Payment of $6 Million For Soliciting Tips That Did Not Go to Delivery Drivers & Failing to Pay Sales Tax

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Drizly, an alcohol delivery company, will be required to pay an estimated total of $6.46 million to resolve allegations that it failed to ensure delivery drivers received tips left by consumers and failed to pay required  taxes.

Topics: Worker Rights
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Worker Alert: Check Whether You Are Being Charged Fees to Collect Tips

OAG Alerts Workers that Restaurants Using GratShare Tip-Distribution App Are Illegally Charging Employees Fees to Receive Tips

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AG Racine Sues Gig Economy Company "Shipt" for Stealing Workers' Wages, Denying Employees Basic Rights Including Minimum Wage, Overtime, and Paid Sick Leave

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against Shipt, a gig company that offers shopping and delivery services, for denying full-time workers basic employment rights by deploying an increasingly prevalent misclassification scheme through which employers cheat employees out…

Topics: Worker Rights