Studies suggest that up to 700,000 people work in Los Angeles’ underground and informal economies, which are filled with low-wage workers – and rife with employment abuse. And trafficked laborers.
Unemployment insurance denials. Minimum-wage and overtime violations. Employer retaliation.
Many abused employees are recent immigrants from Mexico, Central America and Asia. They rarely know their rights and are afraid to go to authorities because they may be undocumented.
But Bet Tzedek can help.
Whether providing direct representation, appellate advocacy, or educating community members on their rights, Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project is fighting the good fight against injustice in Los Angeles’ low-wage economy.
Our walk-in clinic is open every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at our main office (3250 Wilshire Avenue, 13th floor, L.A. - click here for the exact location). If you can’t make it in, give us a call at (323) 939-0506. We have Spanish-speaking attorneys and volunteers. And we’re here to help.