Workers' Rights During COVID-19 / Derechos de los Trabajadores Durante COVID-19
All employees have the right to a safe workplace. As Rhode Island reopens, learn more about your rights at work, sick leave, and unemployment.
Todos los empleados tienen el derecho a un lugar de trabajo seguro. Mientras Rhode Island reabre, aprende mas de sus derechos en el trabajo, el permiso por enfermedad y desempleo.
RIPUC Extends Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs
The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has extended the state’s moratorium on utility shutoffs by National Grid through November 1st, 2020 for low-income utility customers and through September 30th, 2020 for all other residential utility customers.
End Police Killing of Black People
We Must Say Their Names
The R.I. Center for Justice stands with our clients, their families, our community partners and all members of the Black and Brown communities who are in pain and who are taking action to demand justice for Black lives. We call for an end to police murder of Black people and the removal of police from the public schools.
New District Court Eviction Protocol
On June 1, the District Court began scheduling eviction hearings for some non-payment cases. Read more about the Court's phased reopening and how you can apply for rental assistance.
Family Preparedness Plan / El Plan de Preparación Familiar
The FPP is a free resource for Rhode Island residents at risk of being deported or detained, with instructions on how to appoint a legal guardian or caregiver who would be in charge of their children if they were to become absent.
El PPF es dirigido a los habitantes de Rhode Island que están en riesgo de ser deportados o detenidos, con instrucciones sobre como nombrar a un tutor o cuidador legal que quedaría a cargo de sus hijos e hijas en caso de que se ausenten.
Tenant Advocacy Project
Through bi-monthly clinics, Center for Justice staff attorneys provide brief advice, counsel and where appropriate, full legal representation for low-income tenants struggling with substandard conditions issues.
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