The Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage Increase, of which MFY is a member, obtained Freedom of Information Law data showing that the New York State Department of Labor is not keeping up with the need for enforcement of wage laws. A press conference to publicize the data was held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, [...]
MFY’s Kinship Caregiver Law Project finds that grandparents provide 60% of informal kinship care, providing a caring home for children who otherwise would be placed in formal foster care. Yet they face formidable obstacles in navigating Family Court and getting the resources they need to provide for the children in their care.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, MFY and Cardozo Law School set up the Disaster Relief Law Field Clinic. By April 22, 2013, when the clinic held its final session, six students had worked with MFY attorneys to provide assistance to more than 500 hurricane victims.
MFY Legal Services and Pro Bono Net joined forces to provide New Yorkers sued for consumer debt with online pro se forms and other resources to effectively respond to a lawsuit, along with court forms and resources for advocates and attorneys.
Two immigrant women represented by MFY Legal Services filed suit in federal court on March 11, 2013, charging violations of minimum wage and overtime laws and discrimination. Both women left their jobs after enduring egregious verbal and sexual harassment. Read the complaint.
Employees of BNV Home Care Agency, represented by MFY Legal Services and Abbey Spanier LLP, filed a lawsuit alleging that the agency stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from them and systematically violated NYS labor laws. Read the complaint here.
MFY Legal Services, Inc. and the MinKwon Center will hold a workshop for Korean homeowners facing foreclosure or having difficulty in making mortgage payments on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 7-9 pm at the MinKwon Center, 136-19 41st Avenue, 3rd floor, in Flushing. More information here.
Law students and young attorneys interested in public interest careers are invited to mix and mingle with MFY attorneys at a Networking Mixer at MFY on Thursday, January 31, 2013 between 5 pm – 7 pm.
MFY Legal Services and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP launched a new pro bono initiative to advise and advocate for people with disabilities who have been unjustly denied Access-a-Ride, a paratransit service operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY and other organizations are partnering in the effort. [...]
MFY Legal Services and the Law Offices of Ahmad Keshavarz are representing a Queens city worker in a class action lawsuit against APIM LLC, an unlicensed debt collector that falsely threatened to report the worker’s debt to the IRS if payment was not made immediately. The complaint alleges that APIM used deceptive practices and also [...]