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WageHELP Recovers $1 Million for Low-Wage Workers
In just 18 months, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center has recovered over $1 million in backpay on behalf of low-wage workers through its Wage and Hour Enforcement Litigation Program (WageHELP).
Because of the tireless advocacy of attorneys, volunteers, and law students, working poor people who were not lawfully compensated for their work were able to access justice and receive the pay they earned.
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center established WageHELP in order to combat systemic and rising levels of wage theft through litigation. “Wage theft is a pervasive and growing problem which affects vulnerable workers in all kinds of industries,” said Fernando Flores, Director of WageHELP. “We have represented security guards, hotel workers, caregivers, salon technicians, and others, helping them reclaim their lost wages and their workplace rights.”