Employment Law Unit

What We Do

The city-wide Employment Law Unit provides representation, community education, and advice to low wage workers in New York City. The Unit is comprised of a Director, Supervising Attorney, six staff attorneys and three paralegal casehandlers. The work of the Employment Law Unit includes representation and advice regarding:

  • Unemployment insurance benefits
  • Minimum wage, overtime and other wage and hour issues
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employment law issues affecting persons with criminal records and other past contacts with the criminal justice system
  • Other types of workplace discrimination
  • Employment law issues affecting immigrant workers


Whom to Contact for Help

Clients and potential clients should be directed to the Access to Benefits Helpline (888-663-6880) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm.


Employment Law-related Know Your Rights Brochures


Location and Telephone

  • 199 Water Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, New York 10038
    Employment Law Hotline: (888) 663-6880


Area Served

  • All of New York City


Intake Schedule

The Access to Benefits Helpline (888-663-6880) handles inquiries about employment issues and unemployment claims. The line is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.