Catholic Migration Services’ Workers’ Rights Program provides legal advice and representation to low-wage workers on a variety of issues that may arise in the workplace, including:
- Unpaid wages
- Minimum wage and overtime violations
- Job termination
- Discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment
- Sick and family leave
- Unemployment insurance
- Unsafe working conditions
- Workplace crimes that may qualify for T and U Visas
How We Help Workers
Catholic Migration Services provide free legal advice and representation to help workers learn and enforce their workplace rights. Many workplace disputes can be resolved without the need for formal legal proceedings, but when formal proceedings become necessary, we represent workers in state and federal courts, as well as in government investigations. Our attorneys represent workers in proceedings at the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and other government agencies.
For some examples of recent court cases brought by Catholic Migration Services, please click here.
Contact Us for Free Help
In order to be eligible for our services, workers must either be a resident of New York City or have a workplace dispute that arises from a job in New York City. To request assistance, please call our hotline (877) 52-LABOR (52267) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ¡Hablamos Español!
An initial consultation does not guarantee legal representation by Catholic Migration Services.
Important Information for Undocumented Workers
Undocumented workers have almost all the same rights under New York City, New York State and Federal labor laws as documented workers. Catholic Migration Services provides advice and representation to workers regardless of their immigration status.
Catholic Migration Services’ Workers’ Rights Program partners with non-profit organizations, educational institutions, religious organizations, and elected officials to present important legal information to low-wage workers so that workers can learn their rights and avoid falling victim to unlawful employment practices. Our Know-Your-Rights programs are conducted in-person as well as virtually through Facebook Live, Zoom and other platforms. For organizations that would like to partner with us to present a Know-Your-Rights presentation, contact us at WRPresentations@catholicmigration.org.