MFY Legal Services and other advocates filed an amicus curiae brief in NY Supreme Court, Appeallate Division, 2nd Department, urging the court to adopt the standard on employer retaliation against workers set by the US Supreme Court, which recognizes that employers violate federal law when they take any action that could dissuade a worker from […]
Four people with disabilities filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the New York State Department of Health (DOH), DOH Commissioner Howard Zucker, and Visiting Nurse Association Health Care, Inc. to challenge the illegal administration of a program that was designed, but failed, to facilitate the plaintiffs’ transition from nursing homes to their […]
After receiving no wages after 16 months of work, Bernardo Moreno, a former employee of a three-quarter house operator, filed suit on August 6, 2015 in federal court charging violations of minimum wage and overtime laws. He typically worked 12 or more hours per day as a “house manager.” MFY is representing Mr. Moreno in […]
In written testimony to the NYS Department of Labor, MFY supports rule changes that would create strong worker protections and rein in abusive practices that are rampant in the payroll card industry. MFY supports provisions prohibiting employers from forcing workers to accept payroll cards, and banning high and hidden fees to access wages, and proposes […]
Five people with disabilities filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against New York City Transit (NYCT) for the unconstitutional policies of Access-A-Ride, the City’s paratransit service for people with disabilities. MFY Legal Services, Inc. and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, who are representing the plaintiffs, found that NYCT fails to tell applicants and […]
In a new report, Here We Go Again: Communities of Color, the Foreclosure Crisis, and Loan Servicing Failures, MFY Legal Services (MFY) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) show that New York State communities of color are unnecessarily bearing the brunt of loan servicers’ modification failure, with no effective regulatory response from the government. […]
Vowing to continue their campaign to end illegal lockouts and evictions, three-quarter house tenants were joined by City Council Members Jumaane Williams and Steven Levin in demanding an end to abusive practices at a City Hall press conference on Oct. 14, 2014.
Children and adolescents receiving treatment at Bellevue Hospital’s Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry will receive free legal assistance to resolve public benefits and education problems through a new medical-legal partnership between Bellevue and MFY Legal Services.
A new MFY report shows how young people raised by relatives are virtually shut out of higher education because financial aid forms require information they cannot provide. Long-Term Consequences of Kinship Care: Overcoming Obstacles to Higher Education Funding examines the root of the problem and offers recommendations to end the inequity.
MFY filed suit on behalf of elderly Chinatown tenants who are seeking an injunction and damages after their landlord repeatedly brought eviction cases against them for rent they did not owe. Read complaint here.