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Federal Agencies
U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division - Enforcement  of Minimum Wage and Overtime -
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights -
U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division -
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -
Public Information on Case Files in the Federal Courts -

State Agencies

New York State Division on Human Rights -
New York City Commission on Human Rights -
New York State Department of Labor - Divison of Labor Standards -
New York State Department of Labor - Claim for unpaid wages form

Federal and State Materials from Agencies and Third Party Organizations

National Employment Law Project - Immigrant Worker Project - (helpful fact sheets available)
Title VII Statute - Civil Rights statutes, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964. -
Employment Discrimination Law Materials - Compiled by the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University.
Facts About Sexual Harassment ? Compiled by the EEOC. -
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page ? Information about the Americans With Disabilities Act. -
Americans with Disabilities Act Information Center
OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration :


General Information
US Citizenship and Immigration Services links to laws and regulations -
American Immigration Lawyers Association Information Bank -
The publishers of Immigration Daily maintain this public information portal -

Visa – an immigration information portal -
Government site that contains links to filing forms -

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 -
An information bank geared towards pro bono attorneys -
Bank of recent, important immigration decisions -
UN High Commissioner on Refugees:

Family Law
Divorce Law

Public database for divorce information -
New York State filing forms -
New York forms -

Domestic Violence

Office on Violence Against Women, includes information on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) -
Maintained by the Women’s Law Initiative -
Non-Profit organization serving the NY area -

An introductory guide to the US published by the immigration arm of the government -

A comprehensive bank of immigration forms maintained by USCIS -
Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Services and Client Advocacy:
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force:
Catholic Charities of New York:
City Bar Fund of New York:
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS):
New York Association for New Americans (NYANA):
Human Rights First:

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