2 Importance of Employment Law Knowledge

Low-wage workers are routinely subject to arbitrary termination, wage theft, discrimination, and other abuses. Awareness of possible claims and resources is low. Once employment income is lost, clients usually face other pressing legal needs (e.g., foreclosure or eviction, collection defense or need for bankruptcy, family problems, or need for survival benefits such as food stamps and unemployment compensation). Job-related complaints often reveal underlying issues (e.g., disability, criminal records, credit history problems, misclassification as an independent contractor) that interfere with steady employment.

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