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EEOC hears report on effectiveness of harassment training

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s special task force on harassment, which included Senior Staff Attorney Christopher Ho with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, recommends that EEOC “reboot” its prevention efforts. The EEOC heard expert testimony on June 20 in Washington, D.C., about preventing harassment of all kinds in the workplace. The task force, which formed in January 2015, included attorneys … Continue reading “EEOC hears report on effectiveness of harassment training”

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Pressing social justice issues are focus of summer lecture series

We are pleased to announce the 34th annual Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. Grab your lunch, and come by! Starting Tuesday, June 7, and running weekly through Aug. 2 (except July 5), these conversations will address many of today’s most important topics in public interest law. MCLE credit is available for … Continue reading “Pressing social justice issues are focus of summer lecture series”

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Happy Birthday to LAS-ELC!

Legal Aid Society of San Francisco opened 100 years ago today, founded by the San Francisco Bar Association, Archbishop Edward J. Hanna, and Phoebe A. Hearst. Our first offices were in the San Francisco Examiner’s then-new building at Third and Mission streets, thanks to Hearst (pictured here and the mother of William Randolph Hearst). We are … Continue reading “Happy Birthday to LAS-ELC!”

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Now that fully paid family leave is coming to San Francisco…

National media enthusiastically covered the story of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approving the first U.S. requirement for fully paid leave for new parents. That’s been especially gratifying because LAS-ELC staff attorney Julia Parish helped draft the measure — and because we’ve been pushing hard for a long time to make family leave more affordable and available for low-income workers everywhere. But the best part is … Continue reading “Now that fully paid family leave is coming to San Francisco…”

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New services target female military veterans

Our attorneys are continuing to provide essential services for military veterans — with a special focus on women and men who have been victims of sexual harassment and assault during their military service.  Elizabeth Kristen, director of the gender equity program at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, will add the employment angle to a legal clinic next week for … Continue reading “New services target female military veterans”

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It's time to join the industrialized world

When U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez swung through Silicon Valley talking about paid family leave, he headlined an event at SurveyMonkey, where he was followed immediately by LAS-ELC staff attorney Julia Parish. Julia spoke about why LAS-ELC advocates expanding leave, even in California, which has been leading on the issue since becoming the first … Continue reading “It's time to join the industrialized world”

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Highlights of 2015 at LAS-ELC

It’s gratifying to see the nation’s attention turning to issues that LAS-ELC helps clients tackle year in and year out, including income disparity, wage theft, family and medical leave, discrimination, and retaliation.  Here are a few of our notable achievements of this year. Our Workers’ Rights Clinic has served more than 1,200 people across California fighting unpaid wages, unjust … Continue reading “Highlights of 2015 at LAS-ELC”

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Excellent lawyering is something everyone needs

When you read about legal services for low-income people, you probably expect to hear about unlawful employment practices and our deep commitment and the thousands of people we help. But you also should know that some of the very smartest lawyers anywhere are doing this work.  A two-time graduate of Stanford University and a new lawyer admitted … Continue reading “Excellent lawyering is something everyone needs”

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National coalition pushes Supreme Court to hear DACA/DAPA case

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is among 224 groups nationwide, including legal organizations, unions, and social service groups, that are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case brought in 2014 by 26 states led by Texas over the Obama administration’s immigration reforms. The 224 groups argue in their amicus brief, filed Dec. 1, that the reforms President Obama announced a year ago will help millions … Continue reading “National coalition pushes Supreme Court to hear DACA/DAPA case”

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