Leveling the Playing Field: How the Community Benefits from Protecting Low Wage and Immigrant Workers

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service, Phi Alpha Delta, Public Interest Law Association
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • Migrants
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Immigration
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

Employers who violate the legal rights of their low wage employees deprive local economies of millions of dollars, strain community resources and unfairly compete with businesses that comply with the law. This program highlights the community benefits of legal compliance and the strategies utilized by advocates for low wage and immigrant workers to enforce and protect their legal rights, including legislative and political advocacy, litigation, organizing, and direct action campaigns.

Tim Freilich, Legal Aid Justice Center, Immigrant Advocacy Program, Charlottesville, VA
Victor Narro, L'91, UCLA Center for Labor, Research and Education
Keith Talbot, L'83, Legal Services of New Jersey