How We Work

With generous support from the legal community, grant makers, foundations, and other donors, Legal Aid at Work provides four main services:

Free legal info, fact sheets

We offer know-your-rights trainings, 100-plus fact sheets, other online resources.

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Clinics, helplines

We provide individualized legal advice and help, by phone and in person.

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We bring class and individual actions, limited representation, impact litigation.

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Policy advocacy

We draft and promote laws and policies to strengthen civil and workplace rights.

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The people we serve

Our comprehensive approach strengthens civil and employment rights and enables our clients to exercise those rights.

Click the photos below to learn what kinds of issues we address and what communities we serve.

Most Recent News

The Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series, named in honor of a distinguished attorney and friend of Legal Aid at Work, strives to present a wide spectrum of topics and views. WHEN: Tuesdays, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (Brown bag) WHERE:...

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When To-wen Tseng returned to work after her maternity leave, her employer didn’t provide her a place to pump breast milk, so she had to use the restroom. When she tried to wash her pumping accessories in the kitchen, her...

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LAAW Attorney Katie Fiester was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on the new federal law allowing the pooling of tips between waiters and others in the "chain of service," like cooks and bussers. “While tip pooling is lawful, all...

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Page Summary

This is the home page of the website of Legal Aid at Work. We provide free legal services to low-income people. Our four types of services include individualized advice and counsel; information and other resources that we offer online and in person; representation in court and in administrative hearings; and advocacy for changes in local, state, and federal laws and for changes in employers' policies. Please click on any of the boxes above to learn more about a particular aspect of our work or how we serve a particular group of people.

California-based Legal Aid At Work (formerly known as Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center) is not in any way officially or unofficially affiliated or associated with or authorized, sponsored, or endorsed by, or connected with Legal Aid Works (formerly known as Rappahannock Legal Services, Inc.), which provides free legal services in Virginia.

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