NCLEJ works with low-income families, individuals, communities, and a wide range of organizations to advance the cause of economic justice through ground-breaking, successful litigation, policy work, and support of grassroots organizing around the country. We have provided legal representation, support, and advice to people living in poverty and their advocates since 1965.
NCLEJ joined 27 other organizations on an amicus brief supporting Philadelphia’s prior wage legislation. The ordinance, which prohibits reliance on and inquiry about a job candidate’s prior wage to determine his or her salary, is an important step…Read More →
NCLEJ is outraged and dismayed by Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy today. This very important program provided DREAMers, young people who were brought to this country as children, with work…Read More →
NCLEJ files suit with the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and Hogan Lovells against the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) for its failure to process and provide timely Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits…Read More →