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1. The SWEAT Bill: Protect Workers from Wage Theft

(Web Page; Fri Sep 04 10:59:00 CDT 2015)

While Empire Justice Center applauded Governor Cuomo for the administrative mandate requiring bonds for nail salons as an important first step, the need to protect all workers from businesses which regularly fail to pay their employees s...

Description: While Empire Justice Center applauded Governor Cuomo for the administrative mandate requiring bonds for nail salons, the need to protect all workers from businesses which regularly fail to pay their employees spans all industries and is a crisis across the state.

2. Working for Justice: Beginning with Inspiration

(Web Page; Mon Jul 31 10:53:00 CDT 2017)

Written by Emily Miron, Policy InternIn the beginning of the summer, my mother gave me a beautifully framed poem about justice and finding one’s passion by author and artist, Mary Ann Radmacher. The opening stanzas pose important ...

Description: Emily Miron, Empire Justice Center Policy Intern, talks about what inspires her to work for justice and SWEAT- one of the issues she worked on during the 2017 Legislative Session.

3. Working for Workers: Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow takes on wage theft, bolsters workers' rights

(Web Page; Fri Mar 25 15:02:00 CDT 2016)

Empire Justice Center is excited to welcome the 2015-17 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow Elizabeth Koo to the Workers’ Rights Project. Elizabeth, a community organizer-turned-community lawyer, credits the unjustifiable experi...

Description: In addition to representing low-income individuals in wage theft and discrimination cases and providing know-your-rights workshops and community legal education trainings throughout the Rochester community, Koo will be advocating on a statewide level. Namely, she will be building coalition strength around the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, which will provide essential tools to victims of wage theft and help workers collect on court-awarded judgments for stolen wages.