Increased Protection for Wage Garnishment and Frozen Bank Accounts as of 2017

With the increase of the minimum wage in NYS on December 31, 2016, the protection amounts for wage garnishment and frozen bank accounts also increased.

Long Island Minimum wage increased to $10/hr (NYC and other parts of NY are different minimum wages) (https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/workprot/minwage.shtm)

Therefore, the protected amount for bank accounts (without exempt income/deposits such as SSD, child support, etc) is $2400 (240 x $10). CPLR 5222 (i).

The minimum one can earn per week without having their wages garnished is $300 (after taxes) (30 x $10). CPLR 5231.


Need some assistance with your taxes. Touro’s Free Taxpayer’s Clinic may be able to help. Click here for brochure .


Free One on One Consultations: Foreclosure and Sandy Recovery
Nassau County Bar Association
15th and West Sts Mineola
Mondays January 9, 23, February 6, 27  from 3:00 to 6:00
Call for an appointment 516 747-4070


Jane Reinhardt, Senior Staff Attorney for our Nassau office’s Senior Citizen Unit, comments on a new Nassau County elder abuse initiative in recent Newsday article


Susan Biller and Roberta Scoll of NSLS’ Volunteer Lawyers Project recently attended a luncheon at the New York Boutique Lawyers network where they described our programs, including pro bono opportunities.


The History of Law Services

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, NSLS is producing a video documenting our early beginnings and continuing efforts to provide legal services in our community. Attached is a clip of the documentary.50th Anniversary Documentary


Pro Bono Attorney of the Month

Congratulations to Scott Augustine for recently being selected as Pro Bono Attorney of the Month.


GuildNet will no longer offer a Medicaid managed care plan on Long Island. For article click here.



NSLS 50th Anniversary


    Our 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 26, 2016 was truly a momentous occasion!

    Congratulations to honorees James Denson, Jane Reinhardt, Douglas Good, Susan West and Rudi de Winter. Thank you to our guest presenter, James Sandman, President of the Legal Services Corporation. We are very grateful to all our supporters for helping to the event such a great success!