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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...
CLS Litigation Director Sharon Dietrich delivered the following presentation at the Shared Prosperity Philadelphia roundtable in on September 29, 2014.
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney George Gould before Philadelphia City Council on December 3, 2014. Good afternoon.  My name is George Gould and I thank the...
In the first week of December, DHS (formerly DPW) is mailing notices to 1.1 million adults on Medicaid, informing them about what benefits package they will get starting in January.  Check your...
Immigrant workers have rights! Know your rights and enforce them! No matter what your immigration status is, these rights apply to all! Wages – you have the right to be paid for all of your work...