Enforcing Federal Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers | The Legal Aid Society

  • Employment

Enforcing Federal Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Hosted by Shearman & Sterling LLP
599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Learn how to pursue unpaid wage, minimum wage, and overtime pay claims for low wage workers under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State Labor Law. This session will give an overview of the claims available under Federal and State law; discuss special issues such as protecting immigrant workers in wage and hour litigation and pursuing claims under a joint employment theory; and train participants to bring and conduct litigation for low wage workers seeking redress for unpaid or underpaid wages.

Faculty Chairs: Karen Cacace, Esq., Hollis Pfitsch, Esq., and Katherine Greenberg, Esq., Civil Practice

The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its annual training series for attorneys interested in participating in The Society's Pro Bono Program.
The training sessions will be conducted at participating New York City law firms beginning in November of 2013 and continuing through April of 2014. They cover diverse aspects of the Society's practice including: administrative hearings and appeals, community economic development, prisoners' rights, criminal law, and general civil practice. Outstanding faculty from The Legal Aid Society and the private bar are experts in their fields of practice.
Participating Attorneys may attend every session of interest. Training is without charge, but space is limited and priority is given to law firms whose generosity makes this program possible and who partner with The Legal Aid Society to provide pro bono legal services to low-income New Yorkers. These seminars also are open to Second Acts®* attorneys who are transitioning from a full-time legal practice or have retired and wish to contribute their time and expertise on behalf of low-income New Yorkers. Attorneys who attend one or more of the sessions are expected to undertake the pro bono representation of one or more Legal Aid Society clients over the course of the next year. Additional information about The Legal Aid Society and its Pro Bono Practice can be found on our website, www.legal-aid.org.
Please complete the Registration Form included in this brochure and return by email to Rosemary Hare-Bey, Pro Bono Coordinator, at rharebey@legal-aid.org. Unless specifically noted, each training session listed below provides two hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credit ("CLE"), including Bridge the Gap. Additionally, unless we are informed otherwise, all participants will be enrolled as members of the NYC Pro Bono Center. This site provides pro bono attorneys online access to training materials, news, case opportunities, and other valuable pro bono resources across a wide range of substantive areas.
Registration for each session will be between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The program will immediately follow, concluding at 8:30 p.m. Security procedures at participating law firms mandate pre-registration. Space is limited at each session, so please RSVP as early as possible to ensure participation.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE Credit: 2 credits total: 1 hour of professional practice/practice management, .5 hour of skills and .5 hour of ethics. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys
  • Contact:
    Rosemary Hare-Bey
    The Legal Aid Society
  • Website: www.legal-aid.org