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LAS Files Lawsuit Challenging Systemic Discrimination by the NYS Justice Center

The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit on behalf of client Michael McCoy in New York State Supreme Court against the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice...
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LAS Calls for Expansion of Unemployment Benefits for All New Yorkers

New legislation aims to revamp the state's archaic and confusing laws amid the COVID-19 health crisis, reports City and State.
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Listen: LAS Addresses Unemployment Concerns on The Brian Lehrer Show

The Legal Aid Society's Richard Blum, part of our Employment Law Unit, takes questions from listeners on WNYC.
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LAS Calls for Passage of NYC Council Essential Workers Bill of Rights

The legislation would create protections for essential workers and their families amid the COVID-19 outbreak, reports Kings County Politics.
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LAS Answers Your Unemployment Questions

A group of financial and legal experts share their best tips for navigating unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic with Reuters.
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LAS Decries New York’s Floundering Unemployement Insurance System

Crucial unemployment benefits for the jobless are being bottlenecked by a convoluted review process, writes Gothamist.
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LAS Joins the Fight to Protect Uber Driver Benefits

A proposed "legal category" of employees would allow Uber to treat it's workers as contractors while affording them only partial employee benefits, reports the Los Angeles Times.
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Listen: LAS Answers Unemployment Questions on The Brian Lehrer Show

Richard Blum, a staff attorney in The Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Unit, takes questions from listeners about how best to navigate the overburdened system.
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NYC Council Member Pushes for Legislation to Extend Paid Sick Leave to “Gig Economy” Workers

As the Coronavirus outbreak has brought New York City to a standstill, workers transporting people and food have shouldered the burden of delivering essential services to homebound residents - even as they themselves face increased risk of exposure to the deadly virus, reports POLITICO.
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Mayor Partners with Delivery Companies, Continues to Criminalize Immigrant Delivery Workers

The same full throttle e-bikes subjected to aggressive ticketing for low-income workers have been approved for use by large corporations, according to the New York Daily News.
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