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Clark Law Group, PLLC is a law firm focused on serving all members of today's work place.

We strive to educate our clients on their rights and responsibilities as employees, union members, plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, participants or beneficiaries. Our representation of these workplace constituents is aimed at avoiding disputes through compliance counseling, resolving disputes before they escalate to litigation and, when warranted, fiercely advocating on behalf of our clients in both state and federal court. Our attorneys primarily practice employment and employee benefits law.

Our Commitment to You

We strive to provide you with a comprehensive legal review of the issues you bring to our office so that you can identify your primary goals, and together we can determine how best to achieve those goals through our legal services.

The attorneys at Clark Law Group, PLLC are well equipped to be responsive to your needs, as we are always available to our clients. We are dedicated to our clients' needs while solving work place disputes, assisting with employment and employee benefits compliance, and, when necessary, litigating to enforce your rights or protect your interests.

Experience You Can Count On

The Firm was founded by Denise M. Clark who — for more than 20 years — has provided legal services in the District of Columbia to unions, employees, and employers in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits law. Since establishing the firm, Ms. Clark has expanded her practice to include employment and labor law. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and other jurisdictions around the country.

Employee Rights and Information Center

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Clark Weekly

Clark Weekly

Topic of the Week

Getting a Raise Before You Start

45% of employers expect to negotiate with a job candidate for a larger salary during an initial job offer. Sadly, almost half of workers simply accept the first offer given to them. Here are four tips to utilize during your next salary negotiation.

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Blog of the Week

Postal Workers To Rally Against TPP Tuesday

The 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is holding its biennial convention in Orlando this week. As part of that convention, there will be a rally to publicize opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Thought for the Week

"For I can raise no money by vile means."

–William Shakespeare

List of the Week

from Careerbuiler.com

 I'll Raise You: Who Negotiates for a Raise

  • 55% of workers 35 or older negotiate the first offer
  • Only 45% of those between 18 and 35 do
  • More men, 54%, negotiate than women, 49%

Top Five News Headlines

  1. New overtime rule could help millions
  2. Seattle mayor proposes more paid leave for city employees with newborns, ill family members
  3. NLRB Will Report Federal Contractors' Labor Violations
  4. Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By
  5. Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice, work stoppage possible Friday

Contact Us

Clark Law Group, PLLC
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
Fax: (202) 293-0115
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