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Governor Newsom Signs Historic Family and Medical Leave Expansion Bill

We are thrilled to announce that Governor Newsom signed … Continue reading “Governor Newsom Signs Historic Family and Medical Leave Expansion Bill”

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Berkeley Law Students Discuss their Experiences Aiding Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Through LAAW’s Workers’ Rights Clinic

Through virtual clinics via Zoom and phone, students at Berkeley Law have been able to assist low-income employees that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic through participation in LAAW's Workers' Rights Clinic. "'Every night, we’re taking what they’re learning in law school and bringing it to the community,'" LAAW's Mike Gaitley says. “'This keeps them grounded in why they went to law school in the first place.'"
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George Warner Discusses Barriers Workers Face Collecting Unemployment Insurance with the San Francisco Chronicle

LAAW's George Warner discusses a recently released report on California's Employment Development Department (EDD) with the SF Chronicle. "'The report highlights a number of troubling realities of how the department currently operates,' said George Warner." The EDD issued the report alongside an announcement that the department has stopped taking new applications for unemployment benefits until October 5, 2020 "while it 'resets' itself to 'help prevent backlog growth.'"
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Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by LAAW President Joan Graff

  As we mourn, with deep sadness, the death of our … Continue reading “Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by LAAW President Joan Graff”

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Governor Newsom Signs SB 1383, Landmark Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave

San Francisco (September 17, 2020) – In a major victory … Continue reading “Governor Newsom Signs SB 1383, Landmark Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave”

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Bloomberg Discusses LAAW’s Case Against the State Bar on Behalf of Students with Disabilities

Bloomberg discusses Legal Aid at Work's case against the State Bar of California on behalf of students with disabilities who are forced to take the bar exam in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The trio of test takers argued they should be allowed to complete the exam online. They said the two-tiered system is 'unfair and dangerous' to disabled test takers 'forced to test in person and endure risks to their health and test performance.'"
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Test Takers with Disabilities Sue State Bar of California for Forcing them to Test in-person During the Covid-19 Pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 15, 2020) – Three people with disa … Continue reading “Test Takers with Disabilities Sue State Bar of California for Forcing them to Test in-person During the Covid-19 Pandemic”

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Kim Turner’s Op-Ed in Providence Journal Calls for Brown University to Do Better on Title IX

Kim Turner, of LAAW's Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program and Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project, writes in the Providence Journal about her alma mater Brown University's disappointing record on Title IX. "It’s utterly heartbreaking to see the school skirting its legal and moral responsibilities."
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Don’t Let Gender Inequity Come Back to School

Virtually every article about re-opening school sports … Continue reading “Don’t Let Gender Inequity Come Back to School”

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