Our Work

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center has many programs and projects designed to protect the right of low-income employees to work in a safe, respectful environment that is free from discrimination and in compliance with the law.

Learn more about our areas of work:

The tools we use include:

  • Advice and Information:

    LAS–ELC provides assistance and legal advice to workers through various hotlines and clinics.

  • Legal Representation:

    LAS-ELC provides direct legal services, from pursuing administrative complaints to litigating cases in state and federal court.

  • Policy Advocacy:

    LAS–ELC participates in legislative efforts to promote and protect the rights of low-wage workers at the local, state, and federal level.

  • Public Education and Outreach:

    LAS-ELC offers workshops and trainings for workers, advocates, and health care providers regarding the employment rights of poor families. We also provide self-help tools, fact sheets, and other reference materials in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

  • Collaboration:

    LAS-ELC collaborates with a range of advocates and communities to identify and protect the interests of persons with disabilities, LGBT people, women, people of color, immigrants, language minorities, veterans and military service members, and working people with caretaking obligations.