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LGBTQ Veterans Still Feeling Harms from Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Veterans’ Day, November 11, is a time for us to reflect on the service of our nation’s veterans.  One group of veterans often overlooked are LGBTQ veterans who were discharged because of the government’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and previous policies that excluded people from service based on their sexual orientation.  While the formal … Continue reading «LGBTQ Veterans Still Feeling Harms from Don’t Ask Don’t Tell»

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Recent Improvements in California Family and Medical Leave Laws

In the last few years, California has passed several laws improving families’ access to time off and pay to address serious health conditions or bond with a new child.  These laws have expanded who can take leave, how much they will get paid while on leave, what reasons they can take leave for, and which … Continue reading «Recent Improvements in California Family and Medical Leave Laws»

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Landmark California Court Decision Protects Immigrant Workers from Abusive Discovery

A California appellate court issued a groundbreaking ruling on Friday, August 26, 2022, that dealt a significant blow to California employers’ illegal attempts to use the civil discovery process to quell immigrant workers’ labor and employment rights. In doing so, the decision will help safeguard the ability of all persons to assert their workplace rights … Continue reading «Landmark California Court Decision Protects Immigrant Workers from Abusive Discovery»

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Moms Work to Improve Lactation Accommodations for Others

Breastfeeding has health advantages for the baby and for the lactating parent. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months, and now supports continued breastfeeding up to 2 years and beyond. However, many parents are forced to choose between breastfeeding and their career. … Continue reading «Moms Work to Improve Lactation Accommodations for Others»

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What the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision Means for LGBTQ+ Rights

*By Cirrus Jahangiri The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn federal constitutional abortion protections found in Roe v. Wade has the LGBTQ+ community alarmed that their rights are in jeopardy. As we transition through this new America, it is imperative to discuss the intersection of reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights … Continue reading «What the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision Means for LGBTQ+ Rights»

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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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