The union of the employees of legal services NYC & MFY

Legal Fellows at LSNYC Miscategorized as Temporary Employees, Should Be Permanent

Law students seeking legal fellowships at LSNYC should be aware of potential miscategorization of their employment. Our union has repeatedly found LSNYC to incorrectly categorize legal fellows as temporary employees rather than permanent employees. This has happened in particular to legal fellows on payroll at the LSNYC Central office. Under section 3.1 of the LSNYC […]

Union & LSNYC Reach Agreement on Covid Sick Leave Policy & Contract Tracing Policy

11/16/2020 The Legal Services Staff Association and Legal Services NYC have reached agreement on a Covid sick leave policy and a contract tracing policy. The text of the agreements are as follows: —————————————————- Covid Sick Leave Policy (11/16/2020) For staff who have Covid: covered by Covid Sick Leave during the time they are actually ill. […]

Union & LSNYC Reach Agreement on Childcare, Eldercare, and Transportation Supports for In-Person Appearances and Virtual Proceedings

10/23/2020 The Legal Services Staff Association and Legal Services NYC have reached agreement on a bargaining process for issues related to Covid health and safety. The text of the agreement is as follows: —————————————————- Childcare, Eldercare, and Transportation Supports for In-Person Appearances and Virtual Proceedings (10/23/2020) This section describes childcare, eldercare, and transportation reimbursements. Until […]