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The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center

Promoting the stability of low income and disadvantaged workers and their families

four stars

90.54

180 Montgomery Street Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 864-8848   Web Site
EIN: 94-2783401

Board Leadership
Harrison J. Frahn
Chair

CEO
Joan Messing Graff
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.54 four stars
  Financial 88.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), opened its doors for business in 1916. Today, LAS-ELC promotes the stability of low income and disadvantaged workers and their families by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency. Using the law as a tool, the LAS-ELC helps workers attain financial security by preserving employment opportunities. We believe that stable working conditions and adequate income strengthen families and build communities. By protecting the legitimate employment status of wage earners, we provide families the means to pull through adverse times, avoid the downward spiral caused by job loss, and be fully contributing members of society.

The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), opened its doors for business in 1916. Today, LAS-ELC promotes the stability of low income and disadvantaged workers and their families by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency. Using the law as a tool, the LAS-ELC helps workers attain financial security by preserving employment opportunities. We believe that stable working conditions and adequate income strengthen families and build communities. By protecting the legitimate employment status of wage earners, we provide families the means to pull through adverse times, avoid the downward spiral caused by job loss, and be fully contributing members of society.

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Financial

three stars

88.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
72.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 90.54 four stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 90.74 four stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 90.53 four stars
Maine Justice Foundation (ME) 88.87 three stars
Western Center on Law & Poverty (CA) 89.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,604,434
   Federated Campaigns $3,864
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $600,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,209,098
   Program Service Revenue $2,018,160
Total Primary Revenue $6,227,258
   Other Revenue $91,943
TOTAL REVENUE $6,319,201
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,785,570
   Administrative Expenses $822,683
   Fundraising Expenses $530,523
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,138,776
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,180,425
   
Net Assets $8,855,974

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.54 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.56 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.06 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 83.18 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 83.12 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 80.13 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 78.85 two stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 77.23 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.01 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.40 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 77.11 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.99 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 90.48 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 85.74 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 80.39 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 78.82 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-2783401
Name in IRS Master File LEGAL AID AT WORK
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (462) Legal aid to indigents
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,876 3.30% Joan Graff President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 90.54 four stars
Legal Services for Children (CA) 88.87 three stars
Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Inc. (CLINIC) (MD) 92.99 four stars
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 89.71 three stars
Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) (NY) 86.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
180 Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 864-8848
fax: (415) 593-0096
TTY: (415) 593-0091
EIN: 94-2783401

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Board Leadership

Harrison J. Frahn
Chair

CEO

Joan Messing Graff
President

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