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Joining with Low-Income People to Fight for Fairness

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.

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In our efforts to make economic justice a reality, NCLEJ focuses on a number of issues critical to the fight for fairness:


NCLEJ Files Friend of the Court Brief in Support of Farmworkers

On April 25, 2018 NCLEJ filed an amicus curiae (“Friend of the Court”) brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit supporting farmworkers’ rights to fair pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)….

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NCLEJ and Virginia & Ambinder Lawsuit Challenges Unfair Pay for NY Home Health Aides

On May 4, 2018, NCLEJ and co-counsel at Virginia & Ambinder filed a lawsuit in New York state court against the New York Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of the Chinese Staff and Workers Association (CSWA), National…

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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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