The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Bureau of Labor Law Compliance was successful in obtaining more than $745,000 in unpaid wages for laid off-workers at Infinite Care, Inc., in Philadelphia. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS), which represented a number of the affected employees, commended Labor & Industry for its efforts.


Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting session proposals for the 16th Annual Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference in San Antonio, TX, January 13-15, 2016. At the 2015 TIG Conference there were over 40 break-out sessions and almost 300 attendees. The 2016 TIG Conference will be held at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk.


Legal Services CorporationThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is currently soliciting 2016 proposals for competitive grant funds under the Veterans Pro Bono Program.

More information about grant eligibility and the application process is available in LSC’s Federal Register notice.


Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe July 2015 edition of the Health Law PA News, a free monthly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is now avaiable. For prior editions or more information about the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, please visit their website at


A new law, the Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act, went into effect in Pennsyvania on July 1, 2015. The new law offers additional protections to victims of sexual violence and intimidation who may not fall under the coverage of Pennsylvania's Protection From Abuse Act.

The Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation (PSVI) Act applies to adults and minors who are victims of sexual violence, harassment, stalking, and intimidation when the person who is abusing them is not a member of their family or household.


The trial team in the case of Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania v. Wetzell was named as a finalist for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP) attorneys Angus R. Love and Su Ming Yeh were members of the litigation team on the case. 


The Internal Revenue Service has released proposed regulations implementing a new federal law authorizing states to offer specially-designed tax-favored ABLE accounts to people with disabilities who became disabled before age 26.


The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Employment Law Groups will be presenting its 2015 Employment/Unemployment Compensation Training on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Dauphin County Bar Association in Harrisburg.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a special rate to PLAN program staff attending this event. In order to reserve a hotel room you must register online for the event by June 8, 2015.


Legal Services CorporationThe U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 that would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Fiscal Year 2016 by $75 million. The measure passed by a vote of 242-183.

The Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies (CJS) FY 2016 Appropriations bill allocates $300 million for LSC, a 20% reduction from last year.


Pennsylvania Health Law Project

The May 2015 edition of the Health Law PA News, a free monthly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is now avaiable.

This edition features articles on Managed Long Term Services and Supports Public Hearings; Medicaid Enrollment After Expansion; MATP; Medicaid Managed Care; Governor Wolf Acts to Protect Those Receiving Help Paying for Marketplace Coverage; Public Comments on 2017 Essential Health Benefit Benchmark Plan; and a State Bill Regulating Marketplace Navigators Gains Momentum.