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Employment
On December 30, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania unanimously declared unconstitutional a state statute that unfairly shuts out scores of people from employment in the long-term health care field and deprives elderly, sick and...
Employment
Today, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill which amends the city’s Ban the Box ordinance to turn it into a broader bill ensuring fair hiring for people with criminal records. CLS Attorney Brendan Lynch is pictured here with Rue Landau...
Energy
Today, water affordability legislation passed unanimously in Philadelphia City Council. CLS proudly supports this groundbreaking legislation, sponsored by Councilwoman Quiñones Sánchez, to establish income-based, affordable water bills for...
Employment
Updated, November 12, 2015 Today, Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass Councilman Bill Greenlee’s anti-wage theft bill, which increases penalties on employers who commit acts of wage theft and helps workers collect the...
Housing
Today, Philadelphia City Council voted in committee to pass Bill No 140716, which establishes requirements for landlords to provide notice of a rent increase to tenants, and for tenants to provide notice to landlords if they wish not to...
Homeownership and Consumer
This summer brought a tremendous victory for homeowners who have reverse mortgages on their houses. After advocacy by Community Legal Services (CLS) and others, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it...
Aging and Disabilities, Employment
Community Legal Services (CLS) commends the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for ensuring that direct care workers, who provide a variety of medically necessary and pre-approved services to severely disabled individuals...
Aging and Disabilities
Today, Community Legal Services (CLS) released a report titled “Careless: How the Pennsylvania Department of Health has Risked the Lives of Elderly and Disabled Nursing Home Residents,” which details how over the past several years the...
Homeownership and Consumer
On April 30, 2015, the Philadelphia Department of Revenue issued its first annual report on Philadelphia’s new Owner-Occupied Payment Plan (OOPA) program.  The report shows that more than 6,300 households are under OOPA agreements,...
Employment
A team of private and public interest lawyers filed a lawsuit in Harrisburg challenging a state statute that unfairly shuts out scores of people from employment in the long-term health care field and deprives elderly, sick and disabled...