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 workers.

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 las leyes del Distrito- una de las leyes más progresivas en cuanto a derechos de trabajadores en la nación- patronos que no logran pagarle a sus trabajadores, o que no les pagan a tiempo, pueden ser responsabilizados por cuatro veces el monto adeudado de salarios, más penalidades administrativas, honorarios de abogados y costas.

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 rights are subordinated to the interests of big business in the country.

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.