How to Get Help: Demanding Your Rights at WorkIf you believe that you are owed wages or have been denied access to other workplace rights, please call our Workers' Rights Clinic. Workers' Rights Clinic staff are trained to provide advice and guidance about how to enforce your rights at work. In some cases, our Workers' Rights Clinic will coordinate with the Wage Protection Program team to offer further assistance with a worker’s case, which could include preparing a demand letter to their employer, filing a wage claim with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, or representing the worker in administrative or court proceedings.
Sample Letters and FormsYou can download these Word documents and use them to make formal requests of your employer
Do-It-Yourself GuidesYou may be able to handle your case yourself. Here are guides to making a claim for wages you should have been paid but weren't, and to collecting the judgment after you win.
Highlights of Our WorkHere are some of our most recent achievements in cases related to wage theft.
California Orders Prominent Burger King Franchise Owners to Pay Workers $2.2 Million in Stolen Wages and PenaltiesLearn More
SAN FRANCISCO - In a much-anticipated decision, 230 workers must be paid over $22 million in stolen...
Burma Superstar Workers Win $1.3 Million-Dollar Class Action SettlementLearn More
ALAMEDA, CA (June 3, 2020) – The Alameda Superior Court entered judgment yesterday approving a...
Legal Aid at Work Wins Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration in Class Action against Juul in Published DecisionJuul can’t arbitrate a wage-and-hour lawsuit filed by canvassers for its unsuccessful 2019 bid to legalize e-cigarettes in San Francisco, a California federal judge has ruled.Learn More
Juul and The Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation Sued for Misclassification, Wage TheftLearn More
San Francisco (March 4, 2020) — Juul Labs, Inc was sued in federal court on Wednesday for...
Additional sources of information and help
California Labor Commissioner's Office (part of the Department of Industrial Relations)Learn More
Labor Commissioner’s Office: How to File a Retaliation ClaimLearn More
Department of Fair Employment and Housing: Human TraffickingLearn More
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour DivisionLearn More