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 of hard-earned wages and benefits, deny safety protections, avoid legal obligations to pay into public programs, and shift routine business costs onto workers.

AG Racine Releases 2022 Labor Day Report Highlighting OAG's Efforts To Help DC Workers Get the Wages & Benefits They Earned, and Announces Two Recent Victories on Behalf of District Workers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) 2022 Labor Day Report, highlighting the office’s continued work over the past nearly eight years to stand up for District workers and hold employers accountable. Since 2017, OAG has launched more than 75 workers’ rights investigations and recovered over $7 million for workers and the District.

Defending Workers So Everyone Gets Their Hard-Earned Wages and Benefits

Workers are the backbone of the District and help make our city run. My office works hard every day to stand up for District workers and ensure that they aren’t taken advantage of or mistreated by their employers. We make sure workers receive the wages and benefits that they are entitled to, educate them about their rights, and hold employers accountable when they mistreat their employees or try to skirt District law.

AG Racine Sues Janitorial Companies for Misclassifying Workers and Denying Them Hard-Earned Wages and Sick Leave

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Jan-Pro Franchising International and Jan-Pro of Washington, DC (referred to together as “Jan-Pro”) for operating a multilevel franchising scheme that misclassifies janitorial employees as independent contractors. Jan-Pro lured District janitors to sign “franchise agreements” with promises of financial independence and entrepreneurial success.

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 Power Design has failed to comply with the terms of a previous $2.75 million wage theft settlement. 

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 their full wages by misclassifying them on construction projects throughout the District.