New York’s vacatur statute provides advocates with an underutilized but potentially effective way of neutralizing the ongoing effects of convictions in the employment realm.
On October 19 at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Law@theMargins will host an online Webinar on the immigration consequences of criminal offenses, specifically drug ones.
We have tremendous victories to celebrate. Recently, the City of Los Angeles joined other cities throughout the country by enacting a $15 minimum wage and an innovative wage theft enforcement policy that will become a model for the country. Los Angeles County followed soon thereafter when the Board of Supervisors voted to approve a $15 minimum wage for the unincorporated areas in the county. There were similar victories throughout the…
Law@theMargins sits down with scholar-activist Premilla Nadasen to discuss women, organizing, and the untold history of black domestic workers.
Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq and documentary filmmaker Mohammed Romel premiere a trailer for their Fall 2015 documentary , Sramik Awaaz: Workers Voices, which focuses on the organizing efforts of workers in the garment industry.
Premilla Nadasen: the history of African American household worker activism challenges the assumptions of them as an historically unorganizable workforce.
Dovie Yoana King: The legal profession itself is the least diverse profession, and this is reflected among labor lawyers. We need to change this if we are to successfully address rising levels of income inequality and employee harassment.
Join us for a Google Hangout on Aug. 12 with classics scholar Dan-el Padilla Peralta on his undocumented journey through academia and on how the shifting conception of U.S. and Dominican citizenship is having on the promise of democracy in both countries.
On July 28, Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq spoke to nationally renowned immigration advocate Cesar Vargas on his own landmark case which would make him the first undocumented lawyer authorized to practice law in New York, his work with the undocumented youth movement, and the role of immigration and Latinos in the 2016 presidential elections.
In August of 2014, when I arrived in Dhaka, robust mobilization was underway by garment factory workers of Tuba Group. Delwar Hossain, the owner of Tuba Group was the same owner of Tazreen Fashions where a fire resulted in the death of at least 112 workers in November 2012. At that time, I met with and interviewed workers on their struggle for wages due which I wrote about in an…