DC Employment Justice Center seeks Skadden applicants for new project

September 6, 2016

The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) is seeking Skadden Fellowships applicants interested in developing a new project at the EJC to help enforce new legal protections for low-income workers in the DC metro area. The Fellow would take on an approach to enforcement of the D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 and other applicable wage laws not currently handled by EJC. The project would involve representation and brief advice to workers filing in local small claims courts and before the D.C. Office of Wage and Hour, tracking outcomes in each forum and among different types of wage violations. The fellow may also participate in post-judgment enforcement efforts, including conducting examinations of employer assets and working with local authorities to seize the business and liquor licenses of non-compliant employers. The goal of the fellow’s work will be to not only recover unpaid wages for workers, but to assess the short- and medium-term efficacy of local fora for helping unpaid workers, in order to inform our advocacy work to improve local wage theft enforcement mechanisms. Spanish language fluency is preferable but not required.
Please contact Legal Director LaToya Bell at lbell@dcejc.org with a resume and a brief description of your interest and qualifications for this kind of project.

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