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Governor Newsom Signs Historic Family and Medical Leave Expansion Bill

We are thrilled to announce that Governor Newsom signed SB 1383, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and championed by Legal Aid at Work. SB 1383 amends our state’s job-protected family and medical leave law, the California Family Rights Act, to cover all employers with 5 or more employees (down from 50) and aligns the definition … Continue reading «Governor Newsom Signs Historic Family and Medical Leave Expansion Bill»

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Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by LAAW President Joan Graff

  As we mourn, with deep sadness, the death of our heroine Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the loss of her passionate voice and inspiration we can think of her humble comment: “I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of … Continue reading «Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by LAAW President Joan Graff»

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Don’t Let Gender Inequity Come Back to School

Virtually every article about re-opening school sports these days concentrates on whether, when, and how to offer boys’ football and other boys’ sports in the midst of the pandemic. Typical headline: Oregon high school fall sports, including football, delayed until spring. Yet, at last count, there were nearly eight million high school athletes (girls and … Continue reading «Don’t Let Gender Inequity Come Back to School»

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A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California

  To assist undocumented workers who have lost their jobs or income as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Legal Aid at Work has compiled a list of known relief funds for undocumented workers.  We will be updating this list as new information becomes available. For more information on the job-related legal rights of undocumented … Continue reading «A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California»

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Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!

Today, August 13, 2020, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The date was chosen because today, 225 days after the first of the year, Black women have finally earned the same amount of pay that white men earned in 2019. It has taken Black women 590 days to earn what white men earned in 365 … Continue reading «Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!»

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#BlackWorkersMatter: Our new know-your-rights zine for Black workers

Legal Aid at Work and the Black Workers Center in Los Angeles have created a new, illustrated, and real-world guide for Black Workers about their legal rights on the job.  Its an art-zine that you can view here (as a flip book) or download here (as a PDF). The guide covers topics such as: Race … Continue reading «#BlackWorkersMatter: Our new know-your-rights zine for Black workers»

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Announcing the 2020 Elizabeth Cabraser Summer (Remote) Lecture Series!

Legal Aid at Work and Berkeley Law are proud to announce the 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Lecture Series on Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives from the Field. 1.25 CLE Credit Available Click HERE to register Contact: [email protected] Interpretive services can be provided with 72 hours’ notice.  

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Our Fair Play for Girls In Sports Program’s Settlement with OUSD Covered in Several Major News Outlets

Legal Aid at Work’s settlement with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to promote gender equity in sports for girls in the District, was covered in several major news outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and Kron 4. For more information about the settlement and the 48th anniversary of Title … Continue reading «Our Fair Play for Girls In Sports Program’s Settlement with OUSD Covered in Several Major News Outlets»

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Title IX and AB 2404: Equity for Women and Girls in Sports in 2020

On June 23, 1972, forty-eight years ago, Title IX was signed into law as a part of the Education Amendments of 1972. The statute proclaims, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education … Continue reading «Title IX and AB 2404: Equity for Women and Girls in Sports in 2020»

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