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NCLEJ Testifies Against Devastating Cuts to Workers’ Compensation in New York State

Staff Attorney Leah Lotto testified in opposition to proposed changes to New York’s Workers’ Compensation System that would dramatically cut benefits workers who are injured or made ill on the job, as well as limit their ability to…

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Championing SNAP at 40

SNAP, also known as food stamps, is an essential program that prevents tens of millions of Americans from experiencing dire hunger each year. SNAP serves a broad swath of the population, including families and single adults, the employed…

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NCLEJ Co-Sponsors DACA Renewal Immigration and Mental Health Clinic

In response to Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, NCLEJ’s Theresa Lau, NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellow, has organized a free legal clinic to help DACA…

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Civil Rights Advocates Sue to End Unlawful Driver’s License Suspensions in Tennessee

Last week, attorneys from the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), Civil Rights Corps, Just City, and the law firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, filed a federal class action lawsuit, Robinson, et al. v….

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NCLEJ Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Equal Pay

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…

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NCLEJ’s Statement on the Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

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…

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NCLEJ and Legal Aid Society of DC Lawsuit Challenges Unlawful Delays of SNAP Benefits

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…

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NCLEJ Joins Amicus Brief in Virginia Driver’s License Lawsuit

NCLEJ signed on to an amicus brief in Stinnie v. Holcomb, a class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Virginia’s statute automatically suspending the driver’s licenses of hundreds of thousands of Virginia drivers who cannot afford to pay…

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