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NCLEJ Condemns the Trump Administration’s Executive Order Directing Stricter Work Requirements in Public Benefits Programs

The Trump Administration’s April 10, 2018 Executive Order is a cruel and heartless attack on low-income individuals and families. In requiring federal agencies to take steps to add or strengthen work requirements for recipients of all means-tested assistance…

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New York State Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation Supported by NCLEJ

On March 30, 2018 the New York State Legislature passed and the Governor signed a new bill that includes significant improvements to state laws governing workplace sexual harassment.  These new provisions: Expand existing state law protections against workplace…

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Significant Win in NCLEJ’s Tennessee Driver’s License Class Action

NCLEJ and its allies won a significant victory yesterday in Thomas v. Haslam (Middle District TN., Judge Aleta Trauger). The Court, in a lengthy, detailed, and very well-reasoned decision denied the State’s motion to dismiss and granted plaintiffs…

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NCLEJ Joins with Allies to Advocate for Fair Housing

Last week, NCLEJ joined with nearly 600 allies, including colleague legal advocacy nonprofits, grassroots groups, foundations, churches, private companies, and individuals to oppose any attempt by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to abandon communities of color….

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NCLEJ and its allies help defeat proposed Workers Compensation regulations that would have severely harmed low-wage workers

In September 2017, as a result of recent New York State legislation, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board proposed new impairment guidelines for benefits that are awarded to workers who suffer a permanent impairment as a result…

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NCLEJ Co-Sponsors DACA Renewal Immigration Clinic

NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellow, Theresa Lau organized a community legal clinic this weekend to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients after USCIS resumed accepting DACA renewals. The event mobilized volunteer…

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NCLEJ Opposes Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule Allowing Employers to Keep Workers’ Tips

NCLEJ is opposing a U.S. Department of Labor proposed rule that would allow employers to keep workers’ tips. The proposed rule would rescind 2011 regulations confirming that under the Fair Labor Standards Act, tips are the property of…

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Join NCLEJ in Opposing Trump Administration’s Misguided Medicaid Work Requirements Policy

Today, the Trump administration made its latest move to undermine Medicaid—a vital piece of America’s health care social safety net. The Administration announced a new policy to let states require people who receive Medicaid to work, with very few exceptions. This…

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