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.
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.
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.
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 lawsuit alleges that Arise and Comcast denied customer service agents minimum wage, overtime, and paid sick leave by misclassifying them as independent contractors rather than employees. Arise targets women of color in their marketing for service agents and then denies those workers the pay and benefits required by District law. Arise’s scheme has injured at least 180 workers in the District. OAG’s investigation into other companies engaged in similar unlawful schemes with Arise continues.
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 through the systemic and widespread misclassification of workers on construction projects throughout the District.
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.
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.
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.
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.