Employment Rights Legal Service

A free statewide employment law service providing advice and representation to migrants and vulnerable workers across New South Wales.  

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Employment Rights Legal Service (ERLS) is an innovative collaboration between Kingsford Legal Centre, Inner City Legal Centre and Redfern Legal Centre.

About this service

Have you been underpaid? Are you being unfairly treated by your boss? Do you want to know more about your rights at work?

ERLS provides free and confidential legal help to migrants and other vulnerable workers across NSW.

Our solicitors can help you with problems at work, including:

  • Being paid incorrectly
  • Losing your job unfairly
  • Being bullied by your boss
  • Being sexually harassed
  • Being discriminated against

Who can access this service?

We provide employment law advice to employees experiencing vulnerability anywhere in NSW. An income threshold applies. Learn more about accessing our services.

Contact Us

To book advice with one of our solicitors:

LEGAL ENQUIRY form call 02 8004 3270

If you need to use an interpreter, call us using the free Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.


If we are able to advise you, we will arrange for a solicitor to call you back. If we are not able to assist you we may refer you to other services and resources, including those listed below.

Download multi-language brochures

Brochure available in English, Vietnamese, Turkish, Thai, Tagalog, Swahili, Spanish, Punjabi, Nepali, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, Hindi, Greek, Portugese, Dari, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Burmese, Assyrian and Arabic.

Wage theft: know your rights

We often hear from workers who are being exploited by employers who do not pay correctly or deny other workplace entitlements.

Are you:

  • being paid less than $23.23/hour?
  • not being paid at all?
  • not being paid for working late at night or on weekends (penalty rates)?
  • not being paid for entitlements such as annual leave, sick leave, long service leave or redundancy pay?

If so, you are most likely a victim of wage theft with a legal right to recover what you are owed

We can help you. 

Law reform



Redfern Legal Centre's Employment Rights Legal Service, as part of the Power to Prevent Coalition, calls on the Australian Government to adopt an Equal Access costs model for all discrimination matters.
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A coalition of concerned community legal centres and civil society organisations have called on governments to make pre-election commitments to end the exploitation of migrant workers. 
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RLC in the media

A client of Employment Rights Legal Service (ERLS) shares his experience of being underpaid on SBS News.
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Employment Rights Legal Service is funded by the NSW Government, through the Community Legal Centres Program.  

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