Renée Amador has been advocating for workers’ rights for nearly a decade, beginning during college as a volunteer community organizer for low-wage immigrant workers. Renée has represented workers in many industries, including food service, transportation, construction, domestic work, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and janitorial. She has confronted a broad range of worker mistreatment, including wage theft and other wage and hour abuses, denial of unemployment insurance benefits, unlawful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Renée’s successful legal work has included direct action campaigns and informal negotiations, mediation, administrative agency advocacy, and civil litigation.
Renée received her J.D. in 2014 from the University of California, Irvine, and her B.A. in 2010 in Spanish from Seattle University. Renée graduated law school with over 300 hours of pro bono work.
In June 2014, Renée worked with UCI Law School’s Immigrant Rights Clinic on workplace anti-wage-theft campaigns and litigation against Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unconstitutional workplace raids. She followed her UCI Clinical Fellowship with a Staff Attorney position at The Wage Justice Center, a non-profit legal aid organization that represents low-income workers in particularly challenging wage theft cases, until joining Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP as an Associate in August 2016.
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