CLASSIFICATION: Attorney II (Union- exempt)
SALARY: $70,000 + DOE
REPORTS TO: Directing Attorney
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled
For 45 years Bet Tzedek has set the standard for innovation and excellence in poverty law. In that tradition Bet Tzedek established the Employment Rights Project (“ERP”) in 1999. ERP seeks to enforce minimum labor standards in the workplace by assisting low-wage workers through a combination of individual representation before the Labor Commissioner, litigation in state and federal court, legislative advocacy, and community education.
Our cases involve non-payment of minimum wage and other wage-and-hour violations; workplace discrimination and harassment; illegal retaliation in the workplace; and human trafficking for forced labor. ERP clients are employed in a wide variety of industries, including the restaurant, manufacturing, carwash, garment, janitorial, and construction industries, as well as domestic workers and caregivers. All ERP clients are low-income. Many ERP clients are immigrant workers who do not speak English or who face other barriers to justice. Bet Tzedek now seeks to add a staff attorney to ERP in order to provide legal services, education, and leadership.
Email letter of interest and resume to [email protected] (Subject: “ERP”)
Note: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds; there is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained.
To best serve our communities Bet Tzedek seeks a diverse staff with cultural competency reflecting our client populations. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups to apply.