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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.

How to Get Help

At this time, The Legal Aid Society is offering remote services by phone. Reach us via our Main Number (212) 577-3300 or Helpline 1-888-663-6880, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.

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 / 简体中文
  • 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.

General Contact Information

Legal Aid Society: Employment Law Unit
199 Water Street (map)
3rd floor
Manhattan, NY 10038
Last Review and Update: Apr 27, 2020

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