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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Ontario, California

(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2021) — The Warehouse Worker Resource Center is pleased to announce that it will launch Legal Aid at Work’s newest location of its Workers’ Rights Clinic, devoted to the employment issues of low-wage workers.  The Clinic, located at 521 N Euclid Avenue in Ontario, will begin on April 14 and will … Continue reading «New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Ontario, California»

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Sharon Terman Speaks with the San Jose Mercury News about the Need for New Policies to Support Working Parents, Even after the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Passed

Sharon Terman, Director of LAAW's Work & Family Program, discusses the need for new policies to help working parents even after the current crises caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic has passed. "Whether schools are open or not, we need equitable policies to help families beyond this crisis . . . . Our workplace policies simply do not meet the needs of most families, and particularly families and people of color. The pandemic added more to the shoulders of women.”
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Katie Wutchiett Discusses the New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law with the LA Times

Katie Wutchiett discusses the new COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law (SB 95), including which employees are covered and when leave can be taken. “Since CDC guidance recommends that people who are exposed to COVID-19 quarantine for 14 days, [the mere 3 days previously provided by law was] not nearly enough,” said Katherine Wutchiett, an attorney with Legal Aid at Work. “We were seeing workers who were having to choose between going to work sick and endangering their customers and co-workers, or staying home but risking their jobs and their income
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Maddening March Gender Inequity: Tip of the Unfairness Iceberg for U.S. Girls and Women

Everyone saw how blatantly unfair it was for the women’s basketball teams in the NCAA tournament to have one tiny stack of weights and a couple of yoga mats whereas men’s basketball teams had an entire weight room complex. The uproar was quick and effective as the NCAA apologized, dashed to equalize the weight rooms, … Continue reading «Maddening March Gender Inequity: Tip of the Unfairness Iceberg for U.S. Girls and Women»

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Working for Free: A Day in the Life of a Female American Worker

As I write this in the middle of my workday, I think about the fact that as of 2:40 p.m. I started working for free. Those calls I made, emails I sent, clients I spoke with—all for free. The grocery store cashier who rang up my groceries, the journalist who interviewed me on how to … Continue reading «Working for Free: A Day in the Life of a Female American Worker»

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Sharon Terman Co-Authors Chapter on Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance during the Pandemic and Beyond as part of the COVID-19 Policy Playbook

The United States continues to address and recover from the year-old COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in more than 500,000 deaths so far and a historic economic recession. Fifty top legal experts, convene to offer a new assessment of the U.S. policy response to the crisis, COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More … Continue reading «Sharon Terman Co-Authors Chapter on Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance during the Pandemic and Beyond as part of the COVID-19 Policy Playbook»

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California Passes Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law to Protect Workers and the Public During COVID-19

On March 19th, Governor Newsom signed California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law (SB 95).  We are happy to share that the law gives many workers access to two weeks of paid sick leave, dating back to January 1, 2021. Before the law’s passage, many workers had access to only three days of paid sick … Continue reading «California Passes Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law to Protect Workers and the Public During COVID-19»

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Statement of LAAW President Joan Graff Regarding the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence

We are heartbroken for our friends, colleagues, and communities who have been put in harm’s way as the terrifying display of anti-Asian racism sweeps across our country and jeopardizes the wellbeing of members of the AAPI community. We are at a moment of inflection. We have seen firsthand the scapegoating and denigration of immigrants and … Continue reading «Statement of LAAW President Joan Graff Regarding the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence»

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Fair Play For Girls in Sports Project Testifies Before California State Assembly on Gender Inequity Issues in Youth Sports Reopening and Importance of Instilling Equity

Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports project testified at a Joint Informational Hearing (testimony here) convened by the California State Assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media and the Higher Education Committee on March 17, 2021. The Committee Chair, the Honorable Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva, and the Honorable Vice-Chair Assembly Member … Continue reading «Fair Play For Girls in Sports Project Testifies Before California State Assembly on Gender Inequity Issues in Youth Sports Reopening and Importance of Instilling Equity»

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