News & Updates

The Office of the Attorney General’s Legal Victories Cracking Down on Wage Theft

Far too often, OAG has seen employers cheat District workers out of hard-earned wages and break the law to gain an unfair edge over competitors.

Topics: Worker Rights
Testimony

Testimony on Paternity Establishment Amendment Act

OAG testified before DC Council about needed reforms to modernize our approach to establishing paternity.

Topics: Child Support
Press Release

AG Racine Sues Power Design, John Moriarty & Associates of Virginia, & Multiple Labor Brokers for Cheating Hundreds of Workers Out of Wages & Benefits

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against Power Design, Inc., an electrical contractor that has worked on dozens of development projects in the District, for illegally reducing labor costs by cheating hundreds of workers out of wages and benefits—and alleging that…

Topics: Worker Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Construction Company Must Pay Over $1 Million to Resolve Workers' Rights Lawsuit, Including to Impacted Workers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Dynamic Contracting, Inc., a construction company that specializes in drywall installation, will pay $1,075,070 to workers and the District to resolve allegations that it engaged in a scheme that enabled the company to avoid paying workers…

Topics: Worker Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Wage Theft Lawsuit Against Company Operating Supported-Living Homes for Denying Frontline Workers Their Full Wages During the Pandemic

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a wage theft lawsuit against a company operating supported-living facilities and its former owners for denying frontline health care workers the wages they were due after working extended hours for patients during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Topics: Worker Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Lawsuit Against Arise Virtual Solutions & Comcast Cable Communications Management for Failing to Pay Legally Due Wages to Customer Service Agents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a wage theft lawsuit against Arise Virtual Solutions, Inc. and Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC. Arise is a customer service support company that contracts with companies like Comcast to outsource their customer service needs. The…

Topics: Worker Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Sues Construction Companies for Misclassifying Workers and Violating Workers' Rights

 Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against Dynamic Contracting, Inc., a construction company that specializes in drywall installation, two of Dynamic’s general contractors, and four of Dynamic’s labor subcontractors for engaging in a scheme to reduce their costs…

Topics: Worker Rights

Protecting Workers' Rights

At my office, we work every day to stand up for District workers who may not always have a voice, including by fighting wage theft and protecting workers’ rights. Since 2017, my office has opened over 50 wage theft investigations, and has recovered more than $3.2 million in restitution for…

Topics: Worker Rights

Protegiendo Los Derechos de Los Trabajadores y Reportar Violaciones de Robo de Salario

En la Oficina del Fiscal General (OAG- Office of the Attorney General), trabajamos todos los días para abogar y proteger los trabajadores del Distrito que muchas veces no tienen una voz, incluyéndose para reportar robos de salarios, proteger sus derechos, y fiscalizando a patronos si violentan…

Topics: Worker Rights

Protecting Workers’ Rights and Reporting Wage Theft Violations 

At OAG, we work every day to stand up for District workers who may not always have a voice, including by fighting wage theft, protecting workers’ rights, and holding employers accountable if they violate District law.

Topics: Worker Rights