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Richard Blum

Richard Blum

Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Richard is a member of The Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Unit, and his practice focuses on wage and hour law and discrimination law. He litigates in federal and state court and before a variety of administrative agencies. Richard also co-teaches the labor docket of the Community and Economic Development Clinic of the CUNY School of Law. Previously, he taught a seminar on welfare law at the New York University School of Law.

Richard received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1984, and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 1989. In 2015, Richard received a Master of Arts degree in labor studies from the Murphy Institute of the City University of New York. Prior to joining Legal Aid in 1990, Richard clerked for the Honorable Constance Baker Motley in the Southern District of New York.

Richard is a contributor to the ABA’s treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act. He is also the author of articles on constitutional issues in labor law, one published in the Seattle University Law Review, one forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change.
Richard Blum is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Case Law Update on Employment Status: Independent Contractor, Joint Employers, and Interns/Volunteers (Prepared November 2017) - Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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