Centro Legal Holds Several Workers’ Rights Clinics Each Month
Please call 510-437-1554, email [email protected], or stop by our office to get information about the next clinic.
Third Wednesday of every month
9:00AM – 11:00AM
3022 International Blvd. 4th Fl., Oakland, CA 94601
The low-wage immigrant workers served by Centro Legal’s Workers’ Rights Program are employed in industries where wage theft and other serious workplace violations are commonplace. All-too-often, the workers we represent share stories of dangerous working conditions and employers not paying at all for days, weeks, and sometimes even months of work. When workers confront their employers about the legal violations, they often face extortionary threats related to their supposed immigration status. Access to a talented legal services attorney can make a huge difference in the outcomes for these workers.
The Workers’ Rights Program provides legal services to all low-wage workers, regardless of immigration status. By sharing our legal expertise with the broader community, we aim to give workers and other advocates the tools to address workplace violations.
WHAT WE DO
Centro Legal’s Workers’ Rights Program regularly joins in State and local policy advocacy efforts to improve legal protections and address systemic problems faced by low-wage workers. We engage in this advocacy through media events, amicus briefs, letters of support, and in-person meetings with State legislators and local city councilmembers. Centro has an important dual role to play in this advocacy both by sharing our significant substantive expertise on legal issues and in ensuring that the voices and concerns of low-wage workers inform policy decisions.