The Workplace Justice Project offers free legal assistance to low wage and income eligible workers. Connect with the WJP by filling out our inquiry form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey9QmZf-Qtt_HzU7jnUxWzkzcLjkNeOVknyCn67BzQ8ep9Eg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
DO YOU HAVE WORK ISSUES ARISING FROM THE LOUISIANA FLOODS IN AUGUST 2016?
UPDATE: La. Workforce Commission has updated information about filing for unemployment benefits http://www.laworks.net
Call (504) 861-5571 to speak to someone at the WJP’s Wage Claim Clinic.
Has your employer failed to pay all or part of your wages? Workers with a wage claim should make an appointment for services at our Wage Claim Clinic. Leave a message on the Clinic’s phone line — (504) 861-5571 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will follow up with you as soon as possible. Please be prepared to answer some questions about your situation. Be prepared with the full name and address of the person who owes you wages. Clinic staff members, law students, and volunteers use this information to help determine how best to handle your claim. The first step will be to help you to draft a demand letter and send it to the employer who owes you wages.
Feel free to pass this information and this website address co-workers, friends and family to learn more about your rights in the workplace!
Employment claims can also be filed with:
The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division enforces certain wage claims, overtime and minimum wage violations, and prevailing wage claims.Local: (504) 589-6171 (extension 300 for Spanish) OR http://www.dol.gov/whd/
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates workplace discrimination charges, based on things like race, gender, national origin, age, and disability status.Local: (504) 595-2843 04 (800) 669-4000 OR http://www.eeoc.gov/ The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) helps to assure a safe and healthful workplace. Workers are entitled to working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.(225) 298-5458 OR http://www.osha.gov/
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) protects workers from adverse actions taken by their employers for working together with other employees to better their working conditions.Local: (504) 589-6361 OR http://www.nlrb.gov/
The Louisiana Workforce Commission is where to file claims for unemployment or workers compensation at (225) 342-3111 or http://www.laworks.net
For more information on unpaid wages and a sample demand letter, please visit this page created by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.