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Workers’ Rights

Workers’ Rights


CLSEPA’s workers’ rights program aims to stabilize the economic lives of low-wage workers from East Palo Alto and surrounding communities. The program represents workers before the California Labor Commissioner, in California state court, and in direct settlement negotiations with employers. The scope of the services we provide is wide, ranging from actual representation in wage-and-hour cases to employer interventions to solve workplace problems and disputes, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and the unlawful use of workers’ immigration status.

In addition to individual representation, CLSEPA aims to have a wider impact in the community and in the wider Bay Area. We conduct regular trainings on employment law to groups of workers in the community, and we work with employers to make sure they are in compliance with the law. We also participate in various coalitions to support working class families and to raise the minimum wage in San Mateo County.


The specific types of cases we handle include:

  • Wage and Hour Cases: If you have questions about whether you are being paid minimum wage or overtime, receiving credit for all the hours you work, or if you are receiving the correct amount of meal breaks, rest breaks, and sick days
  • Discrimination and Harassment: If you think you have experienced discrimination based on your race, sex, immigration status, or other identity, or if you face harassment at your job
  • Retaliation: If you have made any kind of complaint about your work conditions to your supervisor, and they have taken action against you, such as reducing your hours or pay, demoting you, or firing you
  • Immigration Threats: If your employer has threated to report you to ICE to stop you from making a complaint about your work situation


To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 650-326-6440,
or for more information, email us at
[email protected].