Working: Now and Then is a resource for workers and those who care about them. The Your Rights articles provides detailed information on employment law and workers’ rights, including what to do if your rights have been violated. Our Scholar/Student section explores the history of labor through scholarly reviews, blog posts, and an annotated bibliography. The Activist page provides resources for workers’ rights activists. The Multimedia section explores art, songs, videos, and books about working.

Our Team

Charles Joseph has decades of experience recovering money for workers. With over twenty years of experience working in plaintiffs’ employment law, Charles created the Working: Now and Then website to help workers understand their rights. In addition to attorneys focused on employment law, the site also publishes contributions from scholarly experts in the history of working.

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Our Mission

Charles Joseph founded Working: Now and Then to reach workers whose rights have been violated. As an employment lawyer, Charles designed the site to capture the full experience of workers. In addition to offering assistance for workers navigating the legal system, Working: Now and Then provides scholarly resources, activist information, and multimedia content. Working: Now and Then promotes a better understanding of today’s social and economic world through materials about workers and their rights.


Working: Now and Then offers the Charles E. Joseph Employment Law Scholarship for law students planning to work as plaintiff’s employment lawyers. To learn more about eligibility guidelines, requirements, and the deadline, visit the scholarship page.