Associate Professor of Law, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
I direct the Community Justice Clinic, which represents low-income residents of Buffalo on issues relating to workers’ rights, consumer justice, immigration, civil rights and government benefits. My academic research focuses on the intersection between immigration, labor, and employment law, specifically how the decline of the labor unions has spawned experimentation by immigrant workers into new forms of organizing, collective bargaining, and worker protection. I am also broadly interested in how law either promotes or impedes collective action and power-building in subordinated communities. In my practice, I specialize in creative lawyering through complex litigation and multi-pronged advocacy.
May 29, 2020 14:15 pm UTC| Business
As the shutdown orders went into effect two months ago, several American companies began offering hazard pay to essential employees, such as retail, grocery and health care workers. Now, some of those companies, such as...
Oct 29, 2019 19:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Critics would have you believe that upping the minimum wage in restaurants will lead to massive layoffs and closures. But since raising the minimum wage to US$15 per hour nearly a year ago, the restaurant industry in New...