Workers' Rights/Employment Law Attorney Full Time
Rochester, New York
Empire Justice is a statewide, multi‐issue, multi‐strategy non‐profit law firm focused on improving
the "systems" within which poor and low‐income families live. With a focus on poverty law, Empire Justice Center undertakes research and training, acts as an
and provides direct representation and support to local legal services programs and community
based organizations. As an advocacy organization, we engage in legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of those harmed by poverty and discrimination. As a nonprofit law firm, we provide legal assistance to those in need
and undertake impact litigation in order to protect and defend the rights of disenfranchised New Yorkers.
Empire Justice employs dedicated, determined, and passionate advocates who work
together to make a significant impact on the lives of low‐income New Yorkers. With offices in Rochester, Albany, Westchester, and Long Island our organization offers staff an exciting
and dynamic working environment and a strong commitment to teamwork, diversity, and
Empire Justice is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in our Rochester office. As a member of our Civil Rights, Education and Employment Practice Group, the Workers' Rights Attorney will have the opportunity to work with team members to develop and
litigate systemic change employment cases and will manage a caseload representing
diverse individuals and groups of low‐wage workers living throughout the Genesee Valley region. These cases include federal and state wage claims, employment
discrimination, enforcement of state and federal labor protective statutes, civil rights matters, and other related areas of law.
The Workers' Rights Attorney will have the opportunity to develop
dynamic and creative strategies that help workers achieve justice, through systemic litigation. An integral part of the Attorney's work also includes advocacy on behalf of low wage workers through state level policy initiatives, and collaboration with community organizations supporting
the low‐income and marginalized communities
we serve. Depending upon experience, the Workers' Rights Attorney may also be responsible for directly supervising
other attorneys and/or paralegal staff in the Practice Group.