Rebecca Smith graduated in 1982 from the University of Washington School of Law and has worked, since that time, representing low-wage and immigrant workers and workers in the subcontracted economy on employment issues. She is the Deputy Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP). She has written, testified, litigated and lectured extensively on immigrant workers’ employment rights, labor rights as human rights, and wage and hour and unemployment insurance law. She has also worked with allies to develop local, state and federal policies to protect and expand low-wage workers’ rights and enforcement of those rights.