Around 1.1 million undocumented immigrants work in California but aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. SB 227 can change that. Learn more from this KQED segment featuring LAAW’s Kim Ouillette.
Author: Savannah Kuang
Over a Million Undocumented Workers Aren’t Eligible for Unemployment Benefits. One Bill Can Change That.
Farmworkers Who Picked Driscoll’s Strawberries in Oxnard File Suit Alleging Stolen Wages
For Immediate Release(en español abajo) Media Contacts: VENTURA, CA (April 17, 2023) — 17 farmworkers filed a lawsuit today in the Ventura County Superior Court of California, alleging that they were not fully paid for picking Driscoll’s strawberries during the 2022 harvesting season. Seventh Tree Farm, a farm labor contractor and corporation based in Oxnard,… Continue reading Farmworkers Who Picked Driscoll’s Strawberries in Oxnard File Suit Alleging Stolen Wages
Hundreds of Advocates Rallied at the State Capitol to Support Unemployment Insurance for Undocumented Workers
SB 227 would direct California to provide $300 of unemployment benefits weekly for up to 20 weeks for undocumented workers who pay for unemployment insurance but currently can’t receive it. “The state has an obligation to ensure that there’s a system in place that protects California workers that are major parts of significant industries,” said LAAW’s Kim Ouillette.
LAAW’s George Warner Filed Amicus Brief in Ninth Circuit to Support Farmworkers Recovering Wages
Two Bills Aim to Make CA Workplaces More Family-Friendly and Ensure Equitable Paid Family Leave
SACRAMENTO – Today, California Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (14th District) announced the introduction of two bills to make workplaces more family-friendly and make California’s Paid Family Leave program more equitable and accessible. The bills are co-sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates, California Employment Lawyers Association, and Legal Aid at Work. “Who we count as members of our… Continue reading Two Bills Aim to Make CA Workplaces More Family-Friendly and Ensure Equitable Paid Family Leave
Celebrating 30 Years of the Family and Medical Leave Act
February 5th marks the 30th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. This historic legislation has protected millions of workers across the country from losing their jobs during times of need, like when facing serious illness or welcoming a new child. Since its implementation, working people have used the FMLA more than… Continue reading Celebrating 30 Years of the Family and Medical Leave Act
LAAW Client Maria Arroyo Speaks with CBS News About the Real-World Impact of Lengthy Delays in the Labor Commissioner’s Wage Claim Process
California Orders Prominent Burger King Franchise Owners to Pay Workers $2.2 Million in Stolen Wages and Penalties
SAN FRANCISCO – In a much-anticipated decision, 230 workers must be paid over $2.2 million in stolen wages and penalties, according to a decision issued by the California Labor Commissioner’s office. The decision comes after a 13-day hearing between April and June 2022, during which eight former employees testified about the onerous and unlawful working… Continue reading California Orders Prominent Burger King Franchise Owners to Pay Workers $2.2 Million in Stolen Wages and Penalties