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Disability Workshop In Spanish

The Worker’ Rights Disability Law Clinic will host a free public workshop in Spanish: Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process Tuesday, November 22 at 7pm Ed Roberts Campus adjacent to the Asby BART Station Osher Room (Ground Floor) 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 For more information, please call 415-864-8848 or email wrdlc@las-elc.org. If you … Continue reading “Disability Workshop In Spanish”

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Legal Aid Celebrates Transgender Awareness Week

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center is proud to celebrate Transgender Awareness week. We join LGBT centers, nonprofit organizations, and individuals across the country in calling attention to key issues affecting the transgender community.

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Sharon Terman Selected for Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award

We are very pleased to announce that Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center Senior Staff Attorney Sharon Terman is the recipient of this year’s Stanford Law School Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award. The Award “recognizes an alumnus/a whose outstanding work has advanced justice and social change in the lives of vulnerable populations.” Sharon’s entire career … Continue reading “Sharon Terman Selected for Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award”

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San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and community efforts to promote the health of parents and … Continue reading “San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers”

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Fishermen claim human trafficking, horrific conditions on American boat based in San Francisco, Honolulu

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Two men from Indonesia filed a federal lawsuit here today alleging that they were induced to pay high recruitment fees … Continue reading “Fishermen claim human trafficking, horrific conditions on American boat based in San Francisco, Honolulu”

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New California Laws Strengthen Worker Protections

The beginning of 2013 saw the enactment of a host of new employment laws in California, some of which strengthen important protections for workers.  Among them is AB 1964, the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012, which went into effect on January 1, 2013.  The bill, introduced by California Assembly Member Mariko Yamada, reinforces the … Continue reading “New California Laws Strengthen Worker Protections”

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Innovation continues as Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center celebrates 100th anniversary

After a century of service to low-income people in San Francisco and statewide, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is celebrating — and raising funds to help expand our Workers’ Rights Clinic. Actor and social justice activist George Takei will be on hand to receive LAS-ELC’s public service award at the event Thursday at the Hyatt … Continue reading “Innovation continues as Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center celebrates 100th anniversary”

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Workers for popular Burma Superstar restaurants file class action over wages, breaks, sick pay

Current and former employees of Burma Superstar filed a lawsuit today on behalf of about 100 kitchen staff at its chain of restaurants on both sides of San Francisco Bay. They allege the owners failed to pay many workers the minimum wage and routinely denied workers overtime pay, breaks, and sick leave they were due. … Continue reading “Workers for popular Burma Superstar restaurants file class action over wages, breaks, sick pay”

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USD School of Law announces new Workers’ Rights Clinic

Today, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law announced that it launched the Workers’ Rights Clinic, a collaboration with the state-wide Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. The new Clinic will expand access to free legal advice on employment-related issues for those most in need, low-income workers.  “We are honored that the Employment Law … Continue reading “USD School of Law announces new Workers’ Rights Clinic”

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