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Worker’s Rights Clinic Opens in San Diego in Time for Labor Day!

We’re thrilled to announce that our collaboration with University of San Diego School of Law moved into high gear this week with the launch of a new Workers’ Rights Clinic — just in time for Labor Day! The new clinic expands access to free legal advice about employment for low-income workers. LAS-ELC now offers those services by phone … Continue reading “Worker’s Rights Clinic Opens in San Diego in Time for Labor Day!”

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Asbestos workers’ and P.W. Stephens’ proposed $1.5M settlement has preliminary court approval[:es]Juez autoriza acuerdo provisional por demanda colectiva contra P.W. Stephens valuado en $1.5M a favor de trabajadores de mitigación de asbesto[:zh]Asbestos workers’ and P.W. Stephens’ proposed $1.5M settlement has preliminary court approval

On July 27, 2016, Judge James Donato, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California granted preliminary approval of a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a Settlement Class of approximately 519 current and former asbestos remediation workers employed directly by P.W. Stephens Environmental Inc. between April 29, 2011, and August 21, 2015. The settlement, if it wins … Continue reading “Asbestos workers’ and P.W. Stephens’ proposed $1.5M settlement has preliminary court approval[:es]Juez autoriza acuerdo provisional por demanda colectiva contra P.W. Stephens valuado en $1.5M a favor de trabajadores de mitigación de asbesto[:zh]Asbestos workers’ and P.W. Stephens’ proposed $1.5M settlement has preliminary court approval”

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Juez autoriza acuerdo provisional por demanda colectiva contra P.W. Stephens valuado en $1.5M a favor de trabajadores de mitigación de asbesto

El 27 de julio del 2016, el juez James Donato, del Juzgado Federal para el Distrito Norte de California autorizó de forma provisional un acuerdo valuado en $1.5 millones en la demanda colectiva interpuesta por aproximadamente 519 trabajadores y extrabajadores de mitigación de asbesto empleados directamente por P.W. Stephens Environmental, Inc. (“PW. Stephens”) durante el … Continue reading “Juez autoriza acuerdo provisional por demanda colectiva contra P.W. Stephens valuado en $1.5M a favor de trabajadores de mitigación de asbesto”

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2016 summer lectures come to a close

Eight lectures later, this summer’s annual Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series has come to an end! We’ve been honored to host these discussions of pressing legal and social issues. Complete videos of the lectures are available on Facebook page (http://bit.ly/28NcbNq), and clips of our speakers can be found on our YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/29HB2mA), as … Continue reading “2016 summer lectures come to a close”

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LAS-ELC client recounts experience fighting for her rights

After her divorce in China in 1992, our client struggled to support her son and eventually decided to move to the U.S. The difference she found here, she says, was that low-income workers like her have rights. And the LAS-ELC, she says, has helped her to realize those rights. Three times. “Ten years ago, I … Continue reading “LAS-ELC client recounts experience fighting for her rights”

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LAS-ELC attorney Jinny Kim joins State Bar’s exec. committee on labor, employment law

Jinny Kim, director of the Disability Rights program at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, has been appointed to the executive committee of the State Bar of California’s section on labor and employment law. Members of the executive committee organize and lead the section’s publications and programs, which include the California Labor and Employment Law … Continue reading “LAS-ELC attorney Jinny Kim joins State Bar’s exec. committee on labor, employment law”

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Meet our Summer 2016 Law Clerks!

We’ve had the honor of working with a very impressive and committed group of law students this year as summer clerks. In our next post, we’ll look at some of the highlights of their work. But first, here are their bios:   Yvette Borja, who is heading into her second year at Stanford Law School, … Continue reading “Meet our Summer 2016 Law Clerks!”

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Election, Supreme Court, and sexual harassment among timely focal points of annual Cabraser lecture series

In one of the most turbulent years in American history, our brown bag lecture series has been keeping pace with current events, addressing the pressing social issues and the presidential campaign. Find videos of the complete lectures — including the most recent, given by Wendy Webster Williams, Georgetown law professor emerita, “Getting to know Justice Ginsburg: … Continue reading “Election, Supreme Court, and sexual harassment among timely focal points of annual Cabraser lecture series”

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LAS-ELC attorney Chris Ho named among California’s best labor and employment lawyers by Daily Journal Corp.

The Daily Journal legal newspaper has named LAS-ELC senior staff attorney Chris Ho, director of our National Origin Program, among California’s best labor and employment lawyers in 2016. The Daily Journal singled out Chris for his work responding to the discriminatory impacts of employers’ growing use of allegations of unlawful behavior to disqualify applicants from employment. Following … Continue reading “LAS-ELC attorney Chris Ho named among California’s best labor and employment lawyers by Daily Journal Corp.”

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