Proposed Settlement Will Benefit 250,000 New Yorkers Impacted by “Workfare” Sanctions

The Legal Aid Society and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel announced the preliminary approval by New York State Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings of a proposed settlement in Smith v. Berlin, a lawsuit challenging the legality of employment sanctions imposed on public assistance recipients who were alleged to have violated welfare work rules. 

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  • Public Benefits
  • Employment