Site Tools

Learn About Issues

Latest Issues

All Philadelphia workers are entitled to earned sick and family leave starting May 13, 2015. Workers at large chains and companies with at least 10 employees qualify to be paid for sick and family...
Community Legal Services opposes SB 9 as harmful, costly, and unnecessary. Many lawfully present immigrants will be excluded from receiving benefits to which they are entitled because the list of “...
Over 10 million children in the United States “have parents who were imprisoned at some point in their children’s lives.”[1] In 2001, approximately 400,000 mothers and fathers will finish serving...
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires many people to prove that they had health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty when they file their taxes. But most low income people will not have to...
Wage theft is the practice of underpaying or failing to pay workers money that they are legally owed.  Wage theft comes in many forms—some employers misclassify their workersand fail to pay them...
In December of 2014, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission’s annual Cold Weather Survey reported an alarming numbers of customers in Pennsylvania who, due to a utility termination in 2014, have been...
Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) filed a class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS, formerly the Department of Public Welfare or DPW) on behalf of...
How did that happen?  On September 30, 2014, the Philadelphia courts issued an official order stating they will no longer collect money owed for any bail judgments issued before March 4, 2010...
(Updated January 2015) The following is a selection of articles about DPW's health reform plan, "Healthy PA." Corbett Medicaid expansion encounters more flak David Wenner, PennLive; January 14...
On December 22, 2014, Community Legal Services filed a lawsuit to prevent Medicaid Assistance benefits cuts under Healthy Pennsylvania initiative for 200,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. A copy of the...