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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 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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