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Legal Aid Society: Employment Law Unit

Who We Are

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.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Korean / 한국어
  • Mandarin Chinese / 官話
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Whenever necessary.

Income Guidelines

Clients with incomes at or below 200% of the poverty level may be represented if they fall within certain exceptions.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

We may also provide assistance in ERISA administrative appeals (appeals of health and retirement/pension benefits decisions).

Also provides limited services.

How to Get Help

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Phone Number

Leave a brief message describing your legal problem and your telephone number. A staff member will call you back to conduct a screening interview.

General Contact Information

Legal Aid Society: Employment Law Unit
199 Water Street, 3rd Floor (map)
Manhattan, NY 10038
Last Review and Update: May 29, 2018

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