The Legal Aid Society provides legal services to low-wage and unemployed workers on issues related to employment.
The Employment Law Unit assists workers on cases relating to workplace discrimination, unpaid wages or overtime, labor trafficking, unemployment insurance, and family, medical, or sick leave. For assistance with any of the issues outlined above please call our Access to Benefits helpline at 888-663-6880 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Worker Justice Project combats discrimination faced by workers with arrest or conviction records living in New York City. If you have been denied a job or a license because of your arrest or conviction record and you live in New York City, email the Worker Justice Project at WorkerJustice@legal-aid.org or call 888-663-6880 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Over the past two years, there has been a surge in harassment against the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Community. More than 9,000 hate incidents were reported between March 2020 and June 2021 across all 50 states. An unknown number of attacks went unreported. Everyone working in a massage business has legal rights, regardless of the type of work being done. You have the same rights and deserve the same respect as any other worker.
同心合力, 저희가 기억하고 잊지 않겠습니다, Pagkakaisa Laban sa Karahasan.
The Department of Health runs a criminal background check on most home health aides and certified nurse aides in New York. Here’s what you should know about the Department of Health’s criminal background check process.
If you work in New York City, you can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year to take care for yourself, your child, and other family members.
You have the right and employers have the obligation to maintain a workplace free of discrimination.
Protect your rights for minimum wage, overtime, unpaid wages, and other wage and hour issues.
In New York City, most employers are not allowed to deny you a job, suspend you, or fire you because of a pending arrest or criminal conviction unless there’s a direct connection between the work and the offense or giving you the job or license would involve an unreasonable risk to people or property. Here’s what you should know to prevent wrongful discrimination.
Many employers and government licensing agencies can obtain your criminal record. Learn how to access your own records and dispute errors below.
Certificates of Relief from Disabilities and Certificates of Good Conduct are documents that can help people with convictions obtain employment, housing, and other benefits.
Unemployment insurance is an assistance program for temporarily unemployed workers run by the New York State Department of Labor. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or hold a Green Card to qualify for this benefit but you must have been working with a valid work permit and currently possess a valid work permit. Learn more about the benefits you might be entitled to below.
The justice system can be overwhelming. Get familiar with some legal terms and acronyms you might hear like appeal, adjournment, petition, jurisdiction, deposition, and affidavit.
Last Updated: 22 September 2023
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