Workers File Class Action Against EDD for Failing to Properly Inform Unemployment Insurance Recipients When Denying Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2023 If you are a worker needing assistance with unemployment insurance, please call (415) 404-9093 and select option 3. San Francisco – A group of California workers who received unemployment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the nonprofit Legal Aid at Work, are suing the state’s Employment Development Department… Continue reading Workers File Class Action Against EDD for Failing to Properly Inform Unemployment Insurance Recipients When Denying Benefits

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.

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