Legal Aid Society: Employment Law Unit
About Legal Aid Society: Employment Law Unit
The Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Unit provides legal services to low-wage and unemployed workers. Assistance is typically provided to individuals with issues involving unemployment insurance, wage and hour violations, family and medical leave claims, and workplace discrimination – including discrimination based on past involvement with the criminal justice system and labor trafficking.
We may also provide assistance in ERISA administrative appeals (appeals of health and retirement/pension benefits decisions).
Reach us via our Main Number (212) 577-3300 or Helpline 1-888-663-6880, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.
We serve the following areas:
- Bronx County
- Kings (Brooklyn) County
- New York (Manhattan) County
- Queens County
- Richmond (Staten Island) County
Criteria for legal aid:
Clients with incomes at or below 200% of the poverty level may be represented if they fall within certain exceptions.
We speak the following languages:
- Mandarin Chinese
This organization is accessible by wheelchair and provides access for the hearing impaired.