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Washington DC Resource page. Here you can find information pretraining to security professionals and other related information.

The Workers' Rights Clinic can advise workers in all employment-related cases including unpaid wages, overtime, sexual harassment, termination, discrimination, workers' compensation, family and medical leave, pension benefits, as well as criminal records.

The Employment Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Manual is an attempt to provide a comprehensive source of legal information about the rights of workers in the Washington, D.C. area. Almost without exception, the law from the state where the worker was employed is the law to apply to any potential claim. Thus, a Maryland resident who works in D.C. must look to D.C. law. Where possible, we have included information on Maryland and Virginia claims; however, a complete discussion of Maryland and Virginia laws is outside the scope of this manual.


Chapter 1 – Acknowledgements & Introduction

Chapter 2 – Wage & Hour

Chapter 3 – Unemployment Compensation

Chapter 4 – Family & Medical Leave

Chapter 5 – Discrimination

Chapter 6 – Sexual Harassment

Chapter 7 – Workers’ Compensation

Chapter 8 – Occupational Safety & Health

Chapter 9 – Termination Exceptions to Employment at Will

Chapter 10 – Employment Tort Claims

Chapter 11 – Labor Law

Chapter 12 – International Employees

Chapter 13 – Federal Employees

Chapter 14 – Employee Benefits

Chapter 15 – Other Employment Rights

Chapter 16 – Domestic Violence as an Employment Issue

Chapter 17 – Immigration & Employment

Chapter 18 – Criminal Records as a Barrier to Employment

Chapter 19 – Statutes of Limitations

Chapter 20 – D.C. Employment Law Referrals

Chapter 21 – Maryland Employment Law Referrals

Chapter 22 – Virginia Employment Law Referrals

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) protects the health, safety, economic interests and quality of life of residents, businesses and visitors in the District of Columbia by ensuring code compliance and regulating business.

D.C. Special Police Officer Training

How do I become a D.C. Special Police Officer?

Any individual who wishes to become a D.C. Special Police Officer (DCSPO) must go through the training requirements established by D.C. law, before being commissioned by the Mayor of the District of Columbia. Special Police Officers (SPOs) must complete the following minimum training to include topics as mentioned in D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR) Title 6A, Chapter 11: 

Welcome to the Department of Employment Services

Look up your wage determination in your state or county.

Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining to the Issuance of Wage Determinations Under the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) of 1965, as Amended

Security Officers Management Branch (SOMB)

FEMA Free Online Training Courses

National Labor Relations Board

U.S. Department of Labor resources

U.S Department of labor Wage and Hour Division

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Service Contract Act, FLSA, FMLA

U. S. DOL OALJ Law Library Search Page

U. S. Congress Online (Bills in Congress, Congressmen, Read testimony)

Federal Labor Relations Authority

U. S. Merit System Protection Board

U. S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR's including 29 CFR)

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

U. S. Supreme Court Decisions

U. S. Government Printing Office

Good General Government Information

Service Contract Act
Regulations, 29 CFR part 4

U.S. Library of Congress

U. S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms

Department of Homeland Security

National Whistleblowers Center NWC

American Labor Studies Center


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