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WORKER’S RIGHTS

Federal Agencies
U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division - Enforcement  of Minimum Wage and Overtime - http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/index.htm
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - www.usccr.gov
U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - www.eeoc.gov
Public Information on Case Files in the Federal Courts - http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov

State Agencies

New York State Division on Human Rights - http://www.nysdhr.com
New York City Commission on Human Rights - http://www.nyc.gov/html/cchr/home.html
New York State Department of Labor - Divison of Labor Standards - http://www.labor.state.ny.us/business_ny/employer_responsibilities/labor_standards.html
New York State Department of Labor - Claim for unpaid wages form http://www.labor.state.ny.us/pdf/Ls223.pdf

Federal and State Materials from Agencies and Third Party Organizations

National Employment Law Project - Immigrant Worker Project - (helpful fact sheets available)http://www.nelp.org/iwp/index.cfm
Title VII Statute - Civil Rights statutes, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964. - http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode42/usc_sec_42_00002000---e000-.html
Employment Discrimination Law Materials - Compiled by the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University. http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/employment_discrimination.html
Facts About Sexual Harassment ? Compiled by the EEOC. - http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-sex.html
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page ? Information about the Americans With Disabilities Act. - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
Americans with Disabilities Act Information Center http://www.jan.wvu.edu/links/adalinks.htm
OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration : http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/rights.html

 IMMIGRATION LAW

General Information
US Citizenship and Immigration Services links to laws and regulations - http://uscis.gov/graphics/lawsregs/index.htm
American Immigration Lawyers Association Information Bank - http://www.aila.org/
The publishers of Immigration Daily maintain this public information portal - http://www.ilw.com/

Forms
Visa law.com – an immigration information portal - http://www.visalaw.com/forms/
Government site that contains links to filing forms - http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/index.htm

Asylum law
A free, member based site that provides sample asylum applications and a member forum where attorneys trade tips and suggestions with each other. May also be useful when searching for expert witnesses or authorities on country conditions - www.asylumlaw.org
An information bank geared towards pro bono attorneys - http://www.probono.net/asylum/index.cfm
Bank of recent, important immigration decisions - http://www.refugeelawcenter.org/rlc/decisions.htm
UN High Commissioner on Refugees:  www.unhcr.ch

Family Law
Divorce Law

Public database for divorce information - http://www.divorceinfo.com/nyfaqsprose.htm
New York State filing forms - http://www.courts.state.ny.us/litigants/forms.shtml#SF
New York forms - http://www.nycourthelp.gov/forms.html

Domestic Violence

Office on Violence Against Women, includes information on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) - http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo/laws/vawa/vawa.htm
Maintained by the Women’s Law Initiative - http://www.womenslaw.org/
Non-Profit organization serving the NY area - www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES
An introductory guide to the US published by the immigration arm of the government - http://uscis.gov/graphics/citizenship/welcomeguide/index.htm

A comprehensive bank of immigration forms maintained by USCIS - http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-589.htm
Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Services and Client Advocacy:  www.gmhc.org
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force:  www.lgirtf.org
Catholic Charities of New York:  www.ny-archdiocese.org/charities
City Bar Fund of New York:  www.abcny.org/public.index.htm
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS):  www.hias.org
New York Association for New Americans (NYANA):  www.nyana.org
Human Rights First:  www.humanrightsfirst.org

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