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Legal Aid at Work Blog
We’re thrilled to announce that SB 63 from Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which we co-sponsored along with First 5 California and California Employment Lawyers Association, passed the Assembly today with bipartisan support. This bill will allow up to 2.7 million more California workers to take time to bond with their new children without fear of losing their … Continue reading “New Parent Leave Act passes state Assembly!”Read More
The Trump administration’s action today ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, strikes at the heart of our democracy and the promise it holds for people around the world. Here is a statement from Legal Aid at Work president Joan M. Graff: “During this time of confusion and uncertainty, it is … Continue reading “DACA is essential: Statement from Legal Aid at Work”Read More
We welcome Professor Catherine Fisk and attorney Daniel J. Herling to our Board of Directors. As the Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, Catherine Fisk teaches labor law, employment law, and employment discrimination, in addition to course on civil procedure, the legal profession, and the First Amendment. She also works with students … Continue reading “Legal Aid at Work Welcomes New Board Members”Read More
Here is a statement from Legal Aid at Work president Joan M. Graff about the rescission of DACA: “During this time of confusion and uncertainty, it is important to bear in mind that all workers, regardless of their immigration status, have rights. DACA recipients — like their coworkers — continue to have protections under federal … Continue reading “Preserving DACA is essential”Read More
OKLAHOMA (Thurs., July 27) — Workers recruited from the Philippines to work in hospitality businesses in Oklahoma under the H-2B guest worker program filed a federal lawsuit today alleging they were induced to pay high recruitment fees and then were paid less than they had been promised, denied the lodging, meals, and transportation they had … Continue reading “Former Holiday Inn Express, Montana Mike’s workers file labor trafficking class action”Read More
Lake Oswego School District near Portland, Oregon, has tentatively agreed to upgrade its high school girls’ softball area in line with the boys’ baseball area, add more opportunities for girls to play sports on par with boys’ offerings, and equalize athletic treatment and benefits experienced by female athletes so that Lake Oswego High School’s sports … Continue reading “Female high school athletes reach tentative settlement with Oregon school district”Read More
In The Media
Law clerk Dana Bolger co-authored a timely response to the Trump administration's effort to undermine Title IX enforcement. She and co-author Alexandra Brodsky are former co-directors of Know Your IX, a national youth-led campaign against sexual violence in schools.
Immigration enforcement agents banned from labor offices in California amid fears for migrants trying to recoup wages
ICE says its policies prevent it from getting "involved in labor disputes." But Legal Aid at Work program director Chris Ho says the specter of ICE agents staking out Labor Commissioner proceedings is having a chilling effect.
Legal Aid at Work filed this case with Equal Justice Center and local help from ACLU of Oklahoma.