Employment

Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said failing to return to work when an employer asks could be seen as voluntarily quiting and Iowans risk losing their unemployment benefits. "We do...
In response to COVID-19 challenges, Legal Services Alabama expanded the capacity of its statewide call center and created a disaster relief hotline. At the same time, LSA has created daily Facebook...
Legal Aid of Arkansas is seeing a big increase in the number of people trying to navigate the state’s system for help with unemployment, food, and health benefits. “Folks are wondering how to survive...
More people filed for food stamps in Missouri in March as job losses mounted and the state intensified its response to the new coronavirus pandemic. A St. Louis-based legal aid attorney who helps...
What protections do workers have in that they event they feel unsafe at work? In a recent announcement, the Department of Labor stated that workers who refuse to return to work out of general safety...
CBS4's Karli Barnett went one-on-one with Laurie Yadoff, a lawyer and director of the Economic Advocacy and Community Health Project at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Watch here.
While low-wage workers are the most likely to suffer from the impacts of coronavirus, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is available to help as people navigate their employment issues during the pandemic...
As unemployment claims hit unprecedented levels, digital systems meant to provide benefits to workers are showing signs of strain. In states like Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and...
Guidance surrounding COVID-19 is also available in Spanish from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website. Additionally, for local low-income residents, Community Legal Aid SoCal has a hotline for low-cost legal expertise at 800-834-5001.
Opioid Task Force Overview The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis, devastating urban, suburban, and rural communities across the United States. Each day, 115 Americans die from opioid overdose...

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