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Paid Parental Leave: The right thing to do, the right way to do it

We co-hosted a great event on Thursday, June 9, where employers learned how they, no matter how small or large, could improve their employee retention by changing their family leave policies.  Speakers included Teresa McDade, director of work and life benefits at Microsoft; James Jarvey, people operations manager at Particle; Jennifer Piallat, owner of Zazie … Continue reading “Paid Parental Leave: The right thing to do, the right way to do it”

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Immigrants at Work Twitter chat

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, @LegalAidatWork and co-hosts discussed immigrant workers’ rights, language discrimination, updating your Social Security number with your employer, experiencing harassment in the workplace, and more. [View the story “Immigrants at Work Twitter chat” on Storify]

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5 facts about undocumented workers’ rights

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, we are taking the time to acknowledge the rights of immigrants and undocumented people in the workplace. FACT 1: Undocumented workers enjoy almost all of the same rights as other workers under federal and California law. Health and safety laws protect all employees regardless of their immigration status. All … Continue reading “5 facts about undocumented workers’ rights”

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Meet our summer 2017 law clerks!

Each summer, Legal Aid at Work is fortunate to host about a dozen exceptional law students who contribute to all aspects of our work while also receiving training and an introduction to employment law practice. We’re increasingly impressed by the breadth of our summer clerks’ backgrounds and the depth of their commitment to the work … Continue reading “Meet our summer 2017 law clerks!”

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Lawyers discuss resisting executive orders at third summer lecture

Two lawyers discussed the challenges and rewards of opposing President Donald Trump’s executive orders during our final June lecture, on the topic “Strategies for Resistance by State and Local Governments.” Mollie Lee, deputy city attorney for San Francisco, described the “catastrophic” consequences of the possibility of San Francisco losing funding because it has declared itself … Continue reading “Lawyers discuss resisting executive orders at third summer lecture”

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Many Calif. schools don’t report on gender equity in sports as required: Report

Less than half of surveyed California high schools are reporting as required on girls’ opportunities to play sports, according to a new report from Legal Aid at Work. And the information that has been posted shows significant gaps — even though federally funded schools have been required for 45 years to serve male and female … Continue reading “Many Calif. schools don’t report on gender equity in sports as required: Report”

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Defending disability rights in workplace and education

The audience of our second summer lecture, “Defending Disability Rights in the Trump Era,” included people with disabilities, workers from disability rights centers, and people worried about the administration of President Donald Trump. “What does it take to have an equal opportunity?” said Arlene Mayerson, directing attorney at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. … Continue reading “Defending disability rights in workplace and education”

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5 Important Facts about Dads and Family Leave

We all know that every father plays an important role in his family’s health and well-being, and that it’s good for a father to take time off to be with his family when a new child arrives. But do you know how crucial it is? Fact 1: Fathers who take paternity leave are more likely … Continue reading “5 Important Facts about Dads and Family Leave”

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First summer lecture focuses on activism in Trump era

Three panelists kicked off our summer lecture series June 13 with discussion of how their activism has changed during the Trump administration. “This is a really exciting time in terms of legal connection with movement building,” said Matt Nelson, executive director of Presente. “Cycles of organizing are happening so much more quickly.” Also participating in … Continue reading “First summer lecture focuses on activism in Trump era”

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