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Equal Pay Day: Seeking a brighter future

On April 10, 2018, we observe Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how many days into the year women have to work to make what men earned in the prior year. Every year, women are deprived of valuable economic and tangible benefits of their hard work. Equal Pay Day falls at different points in … Continue reading “Equal Pay Day: Seeking a brighter future”

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Elizabeth Kristen speaks at Junior Giants Softball Symposium

Batter up!  LAAW Attorney Elizabeth Kristen spoke at the Junior Giants Softball Symposium at AT&T Park today. She educated these community athletic programs about the Fair Play Act, which requires that park and recreation departments provide girls and boys with equal opportunities in youth sports programs. More information about Legal Aid at Work’s innovative program … Continue reading “Elizabeth Kristen speaks at Junior Giants Softball Symposium”

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LAAW President Joan Graff Receives “Woman of the Year” Award at State Capitol

(Sacramento, CA) – During the State Assembly’s Woman of the Year celebration at the State Capitol today, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored attorney Joan Messing Graff for her half-century-long fight for equality and economic justice in the workplace. “The breadth of Joan’s work in fighting for low-wage workers is truly remarkable,” said Ting. “She … Continue reading “LAAW President Joan Graff Receives “Woman of the Year” Award at State Capitol”

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Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic: Two Sessions Left Before Summer!

The Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic (WRDLC), which provides free, confidential legal advice and referrals for workers with disabilities, is winding down for the 2017-2018 school year. We are grateful to have been able to provide free legal information and advice to more than 60 individuals with disabilities on reasonable accommodations and discrimination. If you … Continue reading “Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic: Two Sessions Left Before Summer!”

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NBC’s Today Show Features Legal Aid at Work Client Helen James

Six decades after the Air Force kicked her out as “undesirable” for being a lesbian, and just days before her 91st birthday, Helen James was finally awarded the honorable discharge she has long deserved.  This relief came only after Legal Aid at Work and WilmerHale filed a federal lawsuit on Helen’s behalf. Helen’s inspiring story … Continue reading “NBC’s Today Show Features Legal Aid at Work Client Helen James”

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Legal Aid’s Fair Play Project Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 7, 2018 marks the 32nd Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, coinciding with the opening of the Winter Olympic Games on February 9, 2018. Fair Play for Girls in Sports, a project of Legal Aid at Work, celebrates by noting the amazing accomplishments of female Olympians, many of whom would not be … Continue reading “Legal Aid’s Fair Play Project Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

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As FMLA turns 25, California expands access to family leave, but gaps remain

Today, the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act is turning 25. It has protected millions of families from losing their livelihood and stability during times of need – serious illness or welcoming a new child. But how many millions are still left out? About 40% of the workforce is excluded from FMLA’s protections. This means … Continue reading “As FMLA turns 25, California expands access to family leave, but gaps remain”

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New Site of Workers’ Rights Clinic Launches in San Bernardino

On January 24, Legal Aid at Work (“LAAW”) launched a new Workers’ Rights Clinic site in San Bernardino, in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino (“LASSB”), a legal services organization that has served the Inland Empire for over fifty years. Our new Clinic site is housed at LASSB’s offices in San Bernardino … Continue reading “New Site of Workers’ Rights Clinic Launches in San Bernardino”

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Legal Aid at Work Participates in 2018 Women’s March

The staff of Legal Aid at Work will rally at the Women’s March on Saturday.  We will be on the streets of Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and Los Angeles to assert our commitment to fight for justice.   Sparked by our clients’ daily acts of courage we will continue to show up, educate, advocate, … Continue reading “Legal Aid at Work Participates in 2018 Women’s March”

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