News & Updates

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.

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Ahead of Labor Day, AG Racine Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Workers & Advocates to Help Workers Understand Their Rights

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today hosted a roundtable discussion with workers and advocates ahead of Labor Day to help District workers understand their rights and make sure they get the wages and fair treatment they deserve. 

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Know Your Rights: The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020

A new law, the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020, takes effect on March 16, 2021. The law bans the use of non-compete clauses for most workers in the District.     

OP-ED: Unequal justice under the law

The confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the highest court in the land will likely cement the concerted efforts by conservative activists over the recent decades to appoint a Supreme Court that will move the federal judiciary from a home for justice into an institution where individual…

Know Your Rights: COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

In May, the D.C. Council passed a temporary expansion of the District’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA), which provides some workers additional paid sick leave during the COVID-19 emergency.

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Announces Capitol Drywall Must Pay $200K Penalty to Resolve Wage Theft Investigation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Capitol Drywall, Inc., a Maryland construction company, will be required to pay a $200,000 penalty as part of a wage theft settlement with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Recovers $142K in Unpaid Wages for District Restaurant Workers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Matchbox Food Group, LLC, which owns and operates Matchbox restaurants, will pay more than $142,000 in unpaid wages to over 100 workers as part of a settlement with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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AG Racine Secures Instacart Agreement to Expand COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave for Grocery Delivery Workers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Instacart will expand its COVID-19 Extended Pay Program in order to address the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG’s) desire to expand protections for workers and protect public health.

Topics: Worker Rights