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 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. 

AG Racine Sues Construction Companies for Misclassifying Workers and Violating Workers' Rights

 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.  

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.