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LAS Joins Coalition to Secure Fair Wages, Benefits for Independent Contractors

The group of labor advocates includes Local 32BJ, New York Taxi Workers Alliance, New York Nail Salon Workers Association, Make the Road New York and the National Employment Law Project, according to POLITICO New York .
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LAS in the News 9.06.19

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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Op-Ed: NYPD Disciplinary Lacks Teeth, Transparency, and Accountability

Anne Oredeko, Supervising Attorney of our Racial Justice Unit, penned an opinion piece in City Limits on the rampant problem of impunity and lack of meaningful discipline at the New York City Police Department.
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LAS Files Appeal to Secure NYCHA Tenants Rent Rebates for Heat/Hot Water Outages

The Legal Aid Society and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed an appeal in Diamond v. New York City Housing Authority demanding that the agency issue rent abatements to residents who went without heat and hot water, according to the New York Post.
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LAS, Partners Secure $258,000 Payout for 23 Clients Robbed of Wages

The workers came to The Legal Aid Society through the Nepali worker center Adhikaar, which collaborated with the lawyers to ensure that the workers received justice, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 8.30.19

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Decries Return of NYPD Officer with Long History of Misconduct to Full Duty

Earlier this week, an exposé in the New York Daily News revealed Schwartz’s “collars for dollars” scheme that has ensnared several of our clients and other New Yorkers on bogus DWI charges.
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Eric Garner’s Family Demands Judicial Inquiry Into Mayor, NYPD

Garner’s family and advocates for police accountability have filed a petition in New York Supreme Court seeking justice and transparency.
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LAS Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

The community organizations bringing the suit include: Make the Road New York, African Services Committee, Asian American Federation, Catholic Charities of New York, and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
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LAS Calls on Local DAs to Review Disgraced NYPD Officers’ Caseload

Officer Schwartz's bogus arrests for DWIs were previously reported by the New York Daily News.
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