Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project

January 11, 2017
The minimum wage increased on December 31, 2016:   Large Employers (11 or more) to $11.00 per hour and for NYC- Small Employers (10 or less) to $10.50.  The rate also increased for Long Island & Westchester to $10.00 per hour and the remainder of New York State to $9.70.  Read more
November 10, 2016
How do working parents juggle it all?... Read more
June 8, 2016
The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) recently announced changes to overtime rules in more than 40 years for white-collar employees. Read more about the new salary threshold and its impact on overtime pay. U.S. Department of Labor Blog Article: Behind the Myths: The Truth About Overtime Read more
May 27, 2016
Learn more about the new laws in New York that make it unlawful for employers to discriminate based on familial status or caregiver status. New York Law Journal Article: Family Responsibility Discrimination Now Unlawful in New York Read more
November 11, 2015
Here's a great video from the New York State Department of Labor for claimants and new attorneys learning how to prepare for an unemployment insurance benefits hearing. Read more
November 28, 2014
Working with VOLS' Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project, a team at Paul, Weiss, including litigation partner David Brown, won unemployment benefits for a pro bono client. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Article: VOLS Wins Unemployment Insurance Case for Pro Bono Client Read more
July 30, 2014
"Arguing this case was by far the most rewarding (and challenging) experience of my summer.  I never imagined that as a summer associate, I'd be able to work closely with a client, argue in front of an ALJ and even cross-examine opposing witnesses.  This project opened my eyes to the amazing... Read more
July 25, 2014
VOLS thanks our two law student summer interns and wishes them well! Jocelyn Valenzuela is working with Elizabeta Markuci on the Immigration Project and Tess Keppler worked with Dave Fillingame on the Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project. Get to know them below: Jocelyn Valenzuela The Basics Read more

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