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Facing an uncertain future with resolve (and a new name!)

The health, safety, and financial security of low-wage workers are at greater risk than ever as the new administration threatens to unravel decades of civil rights and labor laws. Our New Year’s message to our dear clients, colleagues, board members, and friends is that we will not be deterred as we advocate for our clients. … Continue reading “Facing an uncertain future with resolve (and a new name!)”

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Even if you’re undocumented, you still have rights!

No one’s rights under federal or California law have changed as a result of the election. Here’s a PDF flyer we’ve created in Spanish, Chinese and English. (If PDFs are not accessible to you, you can also find it here.) The same text is below in English. The 2016 election didn’t change your rights under state or federal … Continue reading “Even if you’re undocumented, you still have rights!”

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Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is now Legal Aid at Work

If you’re reading this online, you’ve already found our new website. Welcome! Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center changed its name the first week of January to Legal Aid at Work. We’re entering our second century with a new look and sharpened branding. And we are raising the bar for disability access with a brand new website, built … Continue reading “Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is now Legal Aid at Work”

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Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime

Dec. 20, 2016, OAKLAND — A prep cook for Gordo Taqueria restaurants filed a class action lawsuit Friday on behalf of about 75 current and former workers for the popular chain, which operates in six locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, alleging it didn’t pay out tips to its employees or pay overtime … Continue reading “Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime”

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Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district

DECEMBER 14, 2016 PORTLAND, ORE. — Students suing Lake Oswego School District near Portland over girls’ access to sports programs and facilities are seeking to expand their case to a class action and have brought in a nonprofit that has enforced Title IX in K-12 districts across California. The Fair Play project at Legal Aid … Continue reading “Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district”

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Governor signs law granting leave for child care emergencies

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 579, authored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which extends job protections to parents who take leave for child care emergencies or for visits to evaluate or enroll their children in school or care.  “Parents need assurance they will not lose their job when they must miss work … Continue reading “Governor signs law granting leave for child care emergencies”

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In The Media

Victory for Transgender Workers in California


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County Exhibit Highlights Gender Pay Gap in Silicon Valley


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Pregnant Worker Says Pier 1 Imports Forced Her To Take Unpaid Leave


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