Free wage theft legal clinic

Meet with lawyers and other advocates to learn about your rights, draft a demand letter, or prepare a small claims court complaint.

Wage theft is the denial of wages or benefits that are owed to a worker. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office works with community partners to host a monthly wage theft clinic. The goal of the clinic is to help workers get the wages and benefits they earned. 

If you are owed wages by your employer, you can come to the clinic to speak with a private lawyer for free.  You can discuss your case and may get help writing a letter, filing a complaint in court, or taking some other action.

Upcoming clinics

Boston:

Suffolk Law School, First Floor Function Room
120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 (near the Park Street MBTA Station)

  • Monday, September 24, 2018, 4–6 p.m.
  • Monday, October 29, 2018, 4–6 p.m.
  • Monday, November 26, 2018, 4–6 p.m.
  • Monday December 17, 2018, 4–6 p.m.

Western Massachusetts:

The Bishop Marshall Center
254 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103 (entrance and parking lot on Elliot Street)

  • Monday, September 24, 2018, 4–6 p.m.

Southeastern Massachusetts:

Justice Bridge
257-259 Union Street, New Bedford 02740

  • Monday, October 9, 2018, 4–6 p.m.

What you need to know

You can attend the clinic whether or not you have already filed a complaint with the Attorney General's Office.

If you have already filed a complaint with the Attorney General's Fair Labor Division, please bring:

  • your “private right of action” letter (giving you the right to sue your employer in court);
  • a copy of your complaint (if you have it); and
  • any documents you have about your case (pay stubs, time sheets, or letters and emails from your employer).

If you need an interpreter, please call (617) 963-2327 at least 1 week before the clinic. 

All workers are invited, regardless of immigration status.


Partners in this effort include:

Greater Boston Legal Services Inc., Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Justice at Work, Lawyers for Affordable Justice, MetroWest Legal Services, Suffolk University Law School, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brazilian Worker Center, Brazilian Women’s Group, Chelsea Collaborative, Chinese Progressive Association, MassCOSH, and Metrowest Worker Center.

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