Handshu Class Action Settlement – Comment Period Extended

By Executive Director, February 10, 2016 6:45 pm

U.S. District Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. has extended the comment period on the proposed Settlement Agreement amending the Modified Handschu Guidelines to 11:59 pm on May 26, 2016.

He has also added a final in-court hearing date on June 1, 2016.

All class members who wish to comment in support or in opposition to the proposed Settlement may register to present comments in person on June 1, or may submit written comments without appearing, but must submit the comments or register to address the in-court hearing by 11:59pm on May 26, 2016.

Requests to speak or submission of comments may be done via email to handschusettlement@gmail.com, or by writing to the Clerk of the Court at the address:

Handschu Settlement
c/o Clerk’s Office
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007

The June 1 additional fairness hearing session will be held at 10 am in the United States District Court, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY  10007.

Read Judge Haight’s order extending the comment period and adding the additional June 1 fairness hearing session here

Read the Hearing Notice here

Read the text full of the proposed modified Handshu Guidelines here

The following documents contain additional information about the settlement:

Memo in Support of Motion

Notice of Motion




NLG-NYC Summer 2015 Newsletter is Here!

By Chapter Coordinator, August 7, 2015 6:10 pm

The latest issue of NYC News is here!

The NLG-NYC Summer 2015 issue is jam-packed with committee reports, reviews and member news, and the Spring Fling in photos!

Get your copy here!


NLG-NYC Labor & Employment: Know Your Rights Cards Now Available!

By Chapter Coordinator, August 7, 2015 1:39 pm

With financial support from the NLG Foundation and much hard work, the NYC-NLG Labor & Employment Committee’s Know Your Rights: A 2015 Guide for Workers in New York City palm cards are finally here.

The cards, in Spanish and English, provide information regarding various local, employment-related rights, including rights to minimum wage, overtime, paid and unpaid leave, and to organize, among others.  The Committee partnered with MFY Legal Services, Inc., which will be distributing half of the cards we have printed to workers and clients.  The Committee will be working with local advocacy groups to develop a distribution plan for the remainder of the cards, and for future printed editions.

The cards are available for download here, and there are printing/folding instructions available here.  Feel free to print and disseminate among workers and advocates.

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