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Legal Aid Society: Employment Law Unit


Discrimination on the Job
Unemployment Compensation
Wage Claims
Other Work Issues

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:

  • Korean 
  • Mandarin Chinese 
  • Spanish 

This organization is accessible by wheelchair and provides access for the hearing impaired.



Brief Advice
Full Legal Representation


Monday: 10 am - 3 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 3 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 3 pm
Friday: 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


State: New York
County: New York
Zipcode: 10038


199 Water Street, 6th floor, Manhattan, NY