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5 things workers should know about possible ICE arrests

Last week President Donald Trump tweeted that Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE, will soon begin “the process of removing” millions of undocumented immigrants from the country. A few days ago Trump postponed this ICE operation. While the threat of possible ICE arrests remains, this is a good time for workers to prepare for possible … Continue reading “5 things workers should know about possible ICE arrests”

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Recognition and Respect

Today, more girls and women than ever before are participating in high school and college sports. Sports benefit physical and mental health, and also teach girls important life skills – team work, goal-setting, perseverance, the value of hard work. Girls who participate in high school sports do better on tests, graduate at higher rates, and … Continue reading “Recognition and Respect”

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LAAW Attorney Stacy Villalobos Comments on EEOC Investigation Backlog in Vox Article

Staff Attorney Stacy Villalobos comments on the issue of the lack of full investigations by the EEOC into workplace discrimination.  https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/6/14/18663296/congress-eeoc-workplace-discrimination

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Discriminatory “Blue Discharge” Finally Reversed After 75 Years in Case Brought by Legal Aid at Work and Golden Gate Law School’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Nelson Henry turns 96 in a few days.  At his birthday party, he will also be able to finally celebrate receiving the “honorable” military discharge status he was wrongfully denied in 1945 because of his race. Back in 1945, the Army gave Mr. Henry a “blue discharge”—so named because it was printed on blue paper.  … Continue reading “Discriminatory “Blue Discharge” Finally Reversed After 75 Years in Case Brought by Legal Aid at Work and Golden Gate Law School’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic”

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This Equal Pay Day, Support Equal Pay for Equal Play!

This year on Equal Pay Day, women in California are fighting for pay equality in athletics.  Equal Pay for Equal Play (California AB 467), introduced by Members Boerner Horvath and Gonzalez, would mandate equal prize pools for men and women in sports competitions taking place on public lands. This bill would remedy gender inequality in surf … Continue reading “This Equal Pay Day, Support Equal Pay for Equal Play!”

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Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 6, 2019 marks the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. This year’s theme Lead Her Forward honors the many ways that sports give girls and women the tools to achieve excellence and realize their boundless potential. Fair Play for Girls in … Continue reading “Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

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Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights

  Legal Aid at Work has gotten some excellent press coverage from our and CRLA’s groundbreaking settlement and related 9th circuit decision in the Arias vs. Raimondo case.   News coverage of the victory can be found at the links below:  San Francisco Chronicle – https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Ex-dairy-worker-settles-suit-with-attorney-he-13533527.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result Univision (Fresno, CA) –https://www.facebook.com/1493378204275039/posts/2374749799471204/ Daily Journal – https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/350871 (subscription required) Fresno, … Continue reading “Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights”

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Legal Resources for Workers Affected by the Camp and Woolsey Wildfires

  When government officials declare that a situation is a disaster, certain specific benefits become available to workers. But many of workers’ existing rights also can be helpful in the event of a disaster — including the rights to sick leave, family medical leave, disability insurance, and workers’ compensation. Read our fact sheet about Workers’ … Continue reading “Legal Resources for Workers Affected by the Camp and Woolsey Wildfires”

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Yet Another Reminder of Why We Do this Work

  Just in time for this year’s Annual Fund Campaign, we have yet another example of how we’re #PuttingJusticetoWork: One of our clinic students from UC Irvine School of law, Jier Dong, just won 100% of his appeal for our client, Marie! This decision not only secures a crucial economic lifeline for this single mother … Continue reading “Yet Another Reminder of Why We Do this Work”

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