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Employment
In recognition of the barriers to employment for many people living in poverty, CLS and Redeemed PA, an organization founded by CLS Board member Bill Cobb, have launched the #WeNeedToWork Campaign. Many Pennsylvanians are shut out of the...
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...
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...
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...
Employment
In a new paper for Clearinghouse Community, Community Legal Services Litigation Director Sharon Dietrich explores how background checking can become a significant cause of poverty, even for people whose criminal records have been expunged...
CLS Litigation Director Sharon Dietrich was on WHYY's Radio Times on April 2nd to discuss what the next mayor of Philadelphia can do to reduce poverty in our city. The panel also featured Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion and Witness to...
Employment
CLS Employment Unit Attorney Michael Hollander has recently published a paper on collecting judgments for low-wage workers. Michael says: As employment attorneys, we must ask ourselves what rights we are vindicating for our worker-clients...
Employment
CLS Litigation Director Sharon Dietrich, along with former CLS Staff Attorney Rebecca Vallas, has published a new report on the devastating consequences of criminal records. The report, "One Strike and You're Out: How We Can Eliminate...
Employment
Addressing years of frustrating busy signals and late checks encountered by Pennsylvania’s unemployed, Harrisburg lawmakers have agreed to a bill that provides supplemental funding to the Unemployment Compensation (UC) administrative...