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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.

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Contact Us


Clark Law Group, PLLC
Washington, DC
1100 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 920
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
Fax: (202) 293-0115
Toll Free: 855-202-0011

Clark Law Group, PLLC
Chicago, IL
150 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 1925
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 574-3420
Toll Free: 855-769-7500

Clark Weekly

Topic of the Week

Worker Classification: Independent Contractor or Employee

Knowing whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is important for both workers and employers. Any worker should understand how they are classified, and what it means. As an independent contractor, you may have more freedom to choose ho

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Blog of the Week

How Does the Passage of AB 5 in California Affect Me and Others in the Gig Economy?

Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5. The untitled new law will have a significant impact on the gig economy in California. It will be increasingly difficult to lawfully classify California workers as independent contractors. With the exception of several significant carveouts, which I discuss below, the definition of “to employ” announced by the California Supreme Court last year in Dynamex v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 will define the relationship between the hired and the hirer moving forward. The core of the new law takes effect January 1, 2020.

Thought for the Week

"Workers lose basic protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits. Employers shirk responsibility to safety net programs like workers' compensation and unemployment insurance. Taxpayers are left to foot the bill," Reversing the trend of misclassification is a necessary and important step to improve the lives of working people."

–Gavin Newsom; California Gov.

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top Searches on Leaves this week: 

  • Sick Leave
  • Disability Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Military Leave

 

 

 

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Even In A Competitive Labor Market, Little Vacation For Workers
  2. Low-wage workers gather to build power across sectors in the South
  3. Home care workers have a lousy job. A new bill in Congress aims to change that.
  4. BMW Loses Its Only Female Board Member as Head of HR Steps Down
  5. Marquez Brothers to Pay $2 Million to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit