Clermont F. Ripley is Co-Director of the Workers’ Rights Project of the North Carolina Justice Center. Clermont joined the NCJC in 2007 as a staff attorney after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was awarded the Powell Fellowship for Legal Services. As a Powell Fellow, Clermont advocated on behalf of H-2B seafood workers along North Carolina’s coast.
Clermont represents low-wage workers, such as farmworkers, H-2B and J-1 workers, and restaurant employees, in wage and hour litigation and advocates for changes to federal and state policies to improve the economic security of North Carolina’s working families.
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