Justice at Work offers a range of strategic legal support for worker centers and their members.
Justice at Work’s East Boston Wage Theft Clinic
Has a group of workers contacted you about a wage-and-hour issue with both legal and organizing potential? Do you need a place to refer workers experiencing small wage theft claims for legal advice or potential representation?
Justice at Work’s wage theft clinic happens on the last Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm at the Salvadoran Consulate at 46 Bennington Street in East Boston. Workers receive a basic overview of their wage-and-hour-rights and have access to brief legal consultations and intake sessions, provided free of charge by us and our partners Greater Boston Legal Services and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
For cases that are an organizing priority for worker centers, Justice at Work uses the clinic to meet with workers and worker center staff to assess the case and begin developing a plan to apply joint community and legal pressure on key targets.
This clinic is primarily offered in Spanish; we are able to arrange for Portuguese language support when needed. Contact our Legal Program Coordinator Jose Palma at 617.955.6661 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) works with community partners, including Justice at Work and several area worker centers, to host a free monthly wage theft clinic at Suffolk Law in downtown Boston. The AGO also hosts periodic clinics in Dartmouth and Springfield.