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Julia Price Rosner

Manhattan Legal Services
Employment Law Specialist and Low-wage Worker’s Rights Coordinator
New York, NY, USA


Ms. Rosner is the Employment Law Specialist and Legal Services NYC Unemployment Insurance Coordinator at Manhattan Legal Service where she litigates Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) complaints, federal state and city discrimination complaints and federal state and city wage and hour complaints. In addition, Ms. Rosner, conducts Unemployment Insurance (UI) hearings and appeals and manages a Single Stop USA weekly community law clinic.

Ms. Rosner was responsible for overseeing the $250,000.00 September 11th Legal Services yearly budget from 2001-2005 and coordinated the delivery of housing, employment, education and benefit services to clients who were impacted by September 11, 2001. Ms. Rosner is recognized as the FEMA and Disaster Unemployment Assistance expert in the legal community after 9/11 and provided trainings to the community on 9/11 legal services, social services and benefits. After the 2012 Hurricane Sandy, Ms. Rosner helped prepare a disaster services training manual that was utilized by the advocate community and gave disaster workshops.

Ms. Rosner serves on the Manhattan Legal Services Diversity Hiring Committee.  She researched interview bias and helped draft a uniform interview questionnaire so all job applicants receive the same set of questions in order to eliminate interview bias. 

Ms. Rosner is a member of the New York State Department of Labor Standards Division Taskforce that meets monthly with the Deputy Commissioner of the Standards Division. Serve in a leadership position on the Building Services Wage Order subcommittee and also serve on the Home Health Aid Committee. The committees advocate for reforms to benefit low-wage workers’ pay rate and working conditions.

She is also a member of the New York State UI Coalition that conducts employment policy work with the New York State Department of Labor. UI Division. Served as the Chairwoman of the UI Notice Committee, comprised of both Department of Labor employees and low-wage worker advocates, and drafted new user-friendly UI notice documents for our clients. Created and chaired the UI Video Committee and successfully advocated that the Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Division create a video that explains the UI hearing process. The video now plays constantly at New York State hearing sites and is posted online as well. Worked closely with the New York State Department of Labor to expand its job training program to include low-wage workers.  Chaired the city-wide UI outreach committee and organized trainings to improve public awareness of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system by focusing on strategic issues that are especially problematic in low-income and immigrant communities such as off the books workers UI eligibility, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) clients’ right to quality interpretation at UI hearings and the right of LEP clients to receive important UI notices in their language.
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