The Wage Justice Center

The Wage Justice Center fights for greater economic equality in California and social justice in the increasingly integrated global economy. We provide a systematic solution to enforce the basic economic rights of California's workers and to collect unpaid wages from employers who have previously escaped consequences for illegally underpaying their employees.

By developing new strategies to enforce wage rights and educate workers, advocates, and the public, The Wage Justice Center compels employers to redistribute the capital obtained by violating workers’ rights laws. The Wage Justice Center's unique approach of enforcing judgments and creating a permanent enforcement mechanism for wage rights is part of the growing national movement of organizations that combat the systemic inequality facing America’s poorest workers.

Oct 09, 2019
As a small non-profit, it is essential that our team members are committed to our mission and committed to providing high quality legal representation and legal information to the community.   Paralegal Responsibilities: Assist in the preparation of legal documents; gathering and organizing documents for filing with the Court and other governmental or administrative agencies; Administrative duties as needed including, but not limited to: ordering supplies, mailings (including mail merge), phone/email correspondence, and other projects as assigned; Research and investigation, including research of public records databases (e.g. Westlaw), governmental and administrative agencies, and the internet; Analyze documents and records for information related to assets subject to judgment recovery; Conduct intakes and communicate with workers and clients; Assist and oversee other legal assistants in training and development to understand WJC’s procedures; Light bookkeeping duties, that include depositing checks, and processing check request; Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Associate Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Paralegal certification preferred; Experience working with immigrant communities highly desirable; Experience working in a legal office highly desirable; Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks; Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse, multicultural community; Detail oriented, possess strong organizational skill and professionalism; Documentation skills to follow all WJC data management protocols; Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint required; Be flexible, reliable, trustworthy, self-directed, self-motivated, and manage time effectively; Strong oral and written communication skills (Spanish-language fluency strongly preferred). Compensation: This is a full-time, non-exempt position that includes a generous benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience; hourly range is $17-$24. To Apply Interested candidate should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@wagejustice.org   Benefits Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Supplemental Insurance, Metro Business Transit Access Pass (TAP), Vacation and Sick Time Accrual, Paid Holidays   Level of Language Proficiency Spanish-language fluency strongly preferred  How to Apply Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@wagejustice.org 
The Wage Justice Center Los Angeles, CA, USA Legal