Legal Workshop - Unemployment, Debt and Credit

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Legal Workshop - Unemployment, Debt and Credit

Next date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12 p.m. (see all dates)

Need some guidance for dealing with unemployment, debt and credit? Join us for a monthly workshop with Neighborhood Legal Services Program guiding you in your options.

The debt and credit component will cover protections against creditor harassment, wage garnishments and other seizure of your property, how to know whether your income and assets are protected from collection, what to do if a default judgment is entered against you in a debt case, considering bankruptcy, and DC caps on interest rates, including on internet loans.
The unemployment benefits section will cover D.C.’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act, which limits hiring discrimination against you for many past arrests and convictions, the Fair Credit in Employment Act, which limits hiring discrimination against you for bad credit, information on Worker’s Compensation if you are injured on your job, employers’ obligations to offer reasonable accommodation for disabilities, and unemployment compensation including COVID related unemployment.

We will host the workshop on the Webex platform. Use the link here and the password "knowledge" to join.