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 result of the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) investigation into Drizly’s failure to ensure tips collected through its platform were paid to delivery drivers. Eligible drivers will receive $6.75 for each Drizly delivery they made from a DC-based retail store. 

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 Instacart. Instacart workers must file an online claim form by March 25, 2023, to be eligible to receive a payment. The online claim form and additional information about the Instacart Workers in DC claims process is available at instacartworkerrefundsdc.com.

AG Racine Releases Final 8-Year Report Showing Growth and Impact of the Office of the Attorney General Since 2015 lauren.massey 12/15/2022 - 10:33

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.  

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 discriminated against prospective tenants through the use of criminal background checks.

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.

Celebrating Labor Day & the Workers Who Keep DC Running lauren.massey 09/02/2022 - 10:00

Labor Day was created in the late 19th century—at a time when workers were often taken advantage of, not paid enough, and overworked. Many of them faced unsafe working conditions.