Provides legal representation to low-income workers facing wage theft, and educates to empower workers to exercise rights and improve working conditions. HQ in LA.
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Primary geographic focus: Southern California, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Employment, Workers Rights

The Wage Justice Center fights for greater economic equality and justice in California’s working communities. The Wage Justice Center provides legal representation to low-income workers facing wage theft and educates workers, advocates, and legal service providers about strategies and tactics for collecting unpaid wages. The Wage Justice Center uses innovative legal theories and legal tools borrowed from commercial collections law to train and build a network of attorneys, advocates and workers.

Wage Justice Center


News Story

Few California workers win back pay in wage-theft cases

Tiffany Hsu, Chris Kirkham
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
April 6, 2015

LAAC Member Story

Wage Justice Center Pierces the Corporate Veil to End Wage Theft

March 2, 2017
The Wage Justice Center affirms its proud tradition of standing up for the rights of California low-wage workers.

News Story

Drivers win $5-million settlement in latest victory against trucking companies

Natalie Kitroeff
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
July 14, 2016
Wage Justice Center and Asian Americans Advancing Justice aid hundreds of truck drivers in winning a $5 million settlement in Southern California.

News Story , Press Release

Labor Commissioner Reaches Settlement to Secure $190,000 in Back Pay for Rosemead Restaurant Workers

PR Newswire
May 31, 2016
alifornia Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su reached a $190,000 settlement on behalf of three workers who were victims of wage theft.

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