New Events!

Lots of programming coming up for February!

Whether you’re new, seasoned, or anywhere in between; there is something for you at VLP!

Check out our full events calendar HERE

VLP’s Year in Review

With so much to be thankful for and excited about, it can be tricky to remember the individual moments from 2019. So here’s our attempt at capturing everything that made this year special!

Holiday Hours

Happy Holiday season, everyone!  Please keep in mind that the VLP office will be operating with the following hours next week:


12/24 – VLP will be closing at 1:00PM

12/25 – VLP will be closed

12/31 – VLP will be closing at 1:00PM

01/01 – VLP will be closed


Please be advised that our call center ERLI will not be accepting calls on Monday 12/30 or Tuesday 12/31.

Victim of Wage Theft Finds Help and Support

Sonia, a nursing assistant, found herself in an unlawful situation and did not know where to turn. She worked long hours filled with the harsh physical and emotional demands of caring for the ill. She tended to the health and wellness of countless patients, provided a steady hand for those finding their strength after an injury, and acted as a calming presence for those facing a challenging diagnosis. 

 

She did this for more than a year without a single vacation day because her employer would not allow her or her coworkers to use their earned vacation time. Her employer also refused to pay Sonia and her coworkers for their unused vacation time, meaning they were being cheated out of money they rightfully earned.

 

What Sonia’s employer was doing was illegal, but Sonia and her coworkers were without recourse because they could not afford an attorney.

 

That’s when VLP stepped in.

 

VLP provided Sonia with a pro bono attorney who sent a demand letter to her employer for the unpaid vacation time. Through diligent advocacy, her VLP attorney negotiated a settlement in Sonia’s favor. What’s more, her employer has amended its practices to be compliant with the law. Now all of Sonia’s coworkers are allowed to use their hard-earned vacation time! 

 

VLP—along with its community of volunteers and supporters—is helping local Boston-area residents like Sonia every day. Thank you for your support.

 

New Volunteer Orientation

Want to become VLP’s newest volunteer attorney? 

Now’s your chance!

Our next New Volunteer Orientation is coming up. 

On Monday, October 7th, come on by at 4:00PM. 

And don’t forget to RSVP here:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Led by a VLP staff attorney and the Pro Bono Manager, this introductory orientation provides an overview of what you need to know to begin your work with VLP.

We hope to see you there!