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San Francisco is now the First City in the Nation to Grant Working Families the Right to Workplace Accommodations to Help with Family Caregiving and Childcare

When Mariana asked her large fast food restaurant employer for a slight adjustment to her schedule so that she could pick up and drop off her child at a subsidized daycare, her employer said no. As a result, Mariana had to give up her child’s spot and Mariana ended up spending almost half of her … Continue reading “San Francisco is now the First City in the Nation to Grant Working Families the Right to Workplace Accommodations to Help with Family Caregiving and Childcare”

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KQED discusses with Katie Wutchiett why the CA Budget Needs to Increase Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance Payment Rates

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This Father’s Day, We Should Make Caregiving Leave More Accessible by Passing SB 951

*By Amaya Ramsay-Malone When Alfonso’s baby daughter was born, he was told she needed to get blood tests performed every other day for two weeks straight. Feeling scared for his baby’s health and stressed about finding the time to care for her in such a crucial moment of her life, he requested that his employer … Continue reading “This Father’s Day, We Should Make Caregiving Leave More Accessible by Passing SB 951”

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LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day Highlights Economic Disparity for LGBTQ+ People

* By Cirrus Jahangiri Today marks the second anniversary of LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day—a day that recognizes the disparate wage gap for members of the LGBTQ+ community. We at Legal Aid at Work take this day to reflect on the concerning economic disparity affecting LGBTQ+ people. The Human Rights Campaign found that, in the … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Awareness Day Highlights Economic Disparity for LGBTQ+ People”

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LAAW Honored with 2022 Gender Justice Award from the ACLU of Southern California

We are deeply honored Legal Aid at Work has been selected as the recipient of the ACLU of Southern California’s Gender Justice Award for 2022! The Award is being given in recognition of LAAW’s work as a partner to the ACLU Foundation of Southern California on the Atkinson v. AECOM case and for LAAW’s work … Continue reading “LAAW Honored with 2022 Gender Justice Award from the ACLU of Southern California”

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Uneven Playing Fields: In Depth Report on Gender Inequity in High School Sports Features LAAW’s Clients and Attorneys

A new, in-depth report titled Uneven Playing Fields, was published today. As explained by the project: There are nearly 24,000 public high schools in the US and 3.4 million girls playing for sports teams. Title IX, the sweeping federal law that guarantees equity in “any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,” applies to … Continue reading “Uneven Playing Fields: In Depth Report on Gender Inequity in High School Sports Features LAAW’s Clients and Attorneys”

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New Toolkit for Transgender and Nonbinary Workers

Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility and César Chávez Day, Legal Aid at Work and Beyond Binary Legal are excited to announce the launch of our Transgender and Nonbinary Workers’ Toolkit. We created this toolkit in collaboration with a focus group of trans and nonbinary community members. The goal is to provide gender-diverse workers with … Continue reading “New Toolkit for Transgender and Nonbinary Workers”

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On Equal Pay Day 2022, Here are 3 Things You Can Do to Advance Gender Equity

Today, March 15, is Equal Pay Day. This is the day that, on average, women have caught up to the amount white men earned in 2021. Historically, women’s work has been systemically undervalued and undercompensated, and regardless of the type of work they perform, their education level, or their experience, women are paid less than … Continue reading “On Equal Pay Day 2022, Here are 3 Things You Can Do to Advance Gender Equity”

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Two LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service

Legal Aid at Work is proud to announce that two staff members have attained senior status in their positions in recognition of their accumulated knowledge, expertise, and years of service.  Their longstanding dedication strengthens our organization’s ability to respond to unlawful acts in the workplace suffered by our clients and their communities. Their names and … Continue reading “Two LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service”

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