Workers Rights

It’s Labor Day!  Check out our collection of Top 10 “Know your Rights” resources for NYS Workers

It’s Labor Day! Check out our collection of Top 10 “Know your Rights” resources for NYS Workers

September 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

With Labor Day now upon us and all the news about the need to raise the federal minimum wage, we thought we would take a few minutes to share some of our favorite New York workers’ rights resources. Many workers’ rights are protected by federal, state, and local laws, therefore,Read More

What is your Internship worth?

What is your Internship worth?

July 31, 2013 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Getting an internship is getting harder and harder, but never more has it been needed as much as today. Many College and University students want some experience before they start working, to have something that looks good on their resume and get contacts. Almost all internships are unpaid so youRead More

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

July 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

For years, over 1 million New Yorkers have forced themselves to go in to work regardless of their, or a family member’s, poor health. Risk of getting fired, losing preference on good shifts and no access to sick pay are the main causes behind this crisis – a crisis whichRead More

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

Know Your Bike Rights in NYC

May 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

Bicycle weather is upon us and boy is it amazing!! New York City has been working in the past few years to become a greener city by implementing more green spaces, bike lanes and walkable areas. For the past few summers’ bike usage as a mode of transportation has consistentlyRead More

Are you unemployed and disabled? Learn what questions are illegal for employers to ask you during job interviews

Are you unemployed and disabled? Learn what questions are illegal for employers to ask you during job interviews

May 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

Happy Law Day!!! In honor of workers and legal fairness!! With unemployment rate in New York still above 8%, many New Yorkers continue to struggle with finding any employment.  Job hunters with disabilities face an additional challenge to finding work.  In many case, they are not aware how federal protectionsRead More

Do you think we should raise the minimum wage? A report argues, its time!

October 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

You may have heard the recent public debates on the need to increase the minimum wage.  The current federal minimum wage is $7.25.  It was last increased 5 years ago in 2007.  It is important to point out that even though there is a federal minimum wage, states can overrideRead More

Do you work for one of New York’s worst employers? If so know your rights!

August 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the Times profiled a new labor coalition that is working across industries to highlight some of abuses of the lowest paid portion of the labor force.  This group recently released a new report on the worst companies and executives in New York City. According to the report the worstRead More

Were you offered a job working from home and making LOTS of money? Read more on Work from Home and other Employment Scams

July 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

With the unemployment rate currently at 8.2%, millions of Americans have started using the Internet to search for any  full-time, part-time, or temporary work they can find.  Even though word-of-mouth and social networks can play a big role in helping you learn about a potential employment opportunity, scammers are alsoRead More

10 Legal Protections for New Yorkers to Consider During the Summer

July 2, 2012 at 3:09 am 0 comments

Summer is once again upon us.  For many, this is the time of the year where we find ourselves traveling, dealing with projects and issues that we had been putting off all Winter, and trying to stay cool.  As you go about your summer, consider the following legal protections toRead More

For those still unemployed in New York – Learning a new skill presents an exciting and rewarding option! Learn about free resources to help you with this

For those still unemployed in New York – Learning a new skill presents an exciting and rewarding option! Learn about free resources to help you with this

May 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

The outreach staff for LawHelp/NY’s  Training and Information Program Statewide (TIPS!) recently attended a job fair called, the Employment Opportunities and Small Business Expo.  This event was held at the Fort Washington Armory and sponsored by 27 City Council Members and the Hispanic Federation.  At the event, we set upRead More