In the current economic climate, stories of hardship associated with the labor market are all too common. The anxiety and fear experienced as a result of job instability are undeniable. Yet, most American employees can feel secure that they will at least be paid for the work they do perform. However, many low-income workers in this country – often times immigrants – cannot take for granted the right to be paid. Far too many toil for the profit of others and aren’t paid the minimum wage, or worse yet, don’t get paid at all.
The Equal Justice Center (EJC) has been working for over 8 years in Austin to help victimized workers recover unpaid wages and bring the offending employers to justice. Now with the help of a cy pres grant administered by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF), EJC has partnered with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) to provide legal representation to hundreds of previously underserved, low-wage working men and women in the San Antonio region.
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