Workers' Rights Clinic

The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center operates Workers’ Rights Clinic locations throughout California that provide free and confidential information to workers about their legal rights. Each year, the Clinic assists approximately 2,000 individuals with a wide variety of work-related problems, including denial of wages, discrimination, work and safety issues, unemployment benefits, harassment, and wrongful termination.

To be eligible for Clinic services, individuals must meet our income guidelines (below).

The Clinic provides services in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and often can accommodate other languages as well.

The Clinic operates in seven locations throughout California and also offer counseling by telephone for people who are unable to attend the Clinic in-person.

Trained law student and paralegal counselors, who are supervised by attorneys specializing in employment law, staff the Clinic. The Clinic generally does not accept cases or represent clients.

To learn more about Clinic services, read our Clinics FAQ.

What to Expect at the Workers’ Rights Clinic

Clinic Locations

Clinic Details

Wednesdays

Davis Clinic

This clinic is CURRENTLY CLOSED. Please check back in mid August 2015 for new dates.

Every other Wednesday unless noted

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
By appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.
916-905-5857
Pole Line Baptist Church
770 Pole Line Road
Davis, CA 95618
Schedule & Map

Phone-In Clinic

This clinic is CURRENTLY CLOSED. The phone-in clinic will reopen Wednesday August 26th.

Every Wednesday unless noted

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
English / Spanish
(415) 864-8208
English / Spanish
(866) 864-8208
Mandarin / Cantonese
(415) 593-0066
Schedule & Map

Fridays

Wage Claim Clinic

Please call office to schedule an appointment.

First and third Fridays of the month

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
By appointment only
(415) 864-8848
Oakland Labor Commissioner
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Schedule & Map

Mondays

San Francisco Clinic

This clinic is CURRENTLY CLOSED. We will open Monday August 31st. Please call a week before to schedule an appointment.

Every Monday unless noted

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
By appointment only
(415) 864-8848
Hastings Law School
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Schedule & Map

Tuesdays

Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic

This clinic is CURRENTLY CLOSED. The clinic will open again Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. Please call to schedule an appointment

Every other Tuesday unless noted

Appointments begin at 6:30 pm
By appointment only
(415) 864-8848
The Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA
Schedule & Map

Fresno Clinic

Please call to schedule an appointment.

Third Tuesday of each month

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
By appointment only
559-570-1200
Central California Legal Services
2115 Kern St.
Fresno, CA 93721
Schedule & Map

Orange County Clinic

Please call office to schedule an appointment.

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
By appointment only
(800) 834-5001
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County
2101 N. Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Schedule & Map

Watsonville Clinic

Please call office to schedule an appointment

Every second Tuesday of the month

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
By appointment only. Walk-ins Tuesdays from 9 AM- 12 PM
831-722-2845
Watsonville Law Center
315 Main St. #207
Watsonville, CA 95076
Schedule & Map

Thursdays

East Bay Clinic

This clinic is CURRENTLY CLOSED. We will open September 24th. Please call a week before the opening date to schedule an appointment.

Every Thursday unless noted

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
To set up an appointment:
(415) 864-8848
Neighborhood Justice Clinic
3130 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Schedule & Map

Clinic Calendar

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Income Guidelines

The Workers’ Rights Clinic is a free service for individuals whose gross income does not exceed the amounts shown below. Don’t meet these guidelines? See Other Resources below.

Dependents Annual Income Monthly Income Hourly Wage
0 $26,200 $2,200 $13.75
1 $33,500 $2,800 $17.50
2 $38,300 $3,200 $20.00
3 $43,100 $3,600 $22.50
4 $47,875 $4,000 $25.00
5 $51,725 $4,300 $27.00
6 $55,550 $4,600 $28.75
7 $59,375 $5,000 $31.25

For individuals who are currently unemployed, eligibility is determined by a sliding scale based on previous salary and amount of time unemployed. To determine eligibility, please call (415) 864-8208.

Other Resources

Do you:

  • earn more than the income guidelines (above)?
  • need help when the Clinics are closed (usually May, August and December)?
  • have legal questions that are not related to employment?

If so, additional help may be available:

JustAnswer is an independent company that provides access to online, low-cost legal information, and is not related to or connected with the Workers’ Rights Clinics. The Workers’ Rights Clinics provide information about JustAnswer because it believes JustAnswer is a valuable community resource for people who do not receive services through the Workers’ Rights Clinics. The Workers’ Rights Clinics do not provide answers through JustAnswer, is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided through JustAnswer, and is not compensated for referring workers to JustAnswer.