1 Program with Catherine K. Ruckelshaus Starting with "S"
Catherine K. Ruckelshaus is Legal Co-Director at the National Employment Law Project in New York City. Her primary areas of expertise on behalf of low-wage workers are the labor and employment rights of low-wage contingent and immigrant workers. Ms. Ruckelshaus co-founded the National Wage & Hour Clearinghouse, dedicated to advancing labor standards for all workers, and is a convener of the national Just Pay Working Group of advocates, academics, and state and federal policy makers recommending federal DOL enforcement reforms in the wage and hour arena. Ms. Ruckelshaus was lead counsel in the class action Ansoumana v. Gristedes Fair Labor Standards Act case, brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 West African immigrant grocery delivery workers against the contracting services who hired them and the stores who employ them. That case netted over $6 million in unpaid wages for the workers. Ms. Ruckelshaus was also lead counsel in the landmark case Lopez v. Silverman, which established for the first time that a garment manufacturer was liable for the sweatshop conditions of its subcontractors. Ms. Ruckelshaus is a graduate of Princeton University (1983) and Stanford Law School (1989).