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Governor Newsom’s Budget to Protect Workers from Being Fired when they Take Paid Family Leave

Sacramento, CA (January 10, 2020). The Budget that Gove … Continue reading “Governor Newsom’s Budget to Protect Workers from Being Fired when they Take Paid Family Leave”

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LAAW Welcomes Fair Chance Community Organizer, Katie Dixon

Legal Aid at Work has some wonderful news to share!  Th … Continue reading “LAAW Welcomes Fair Chance Community Organizer, Katie Dixon”

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Fresno Bee Covers Lawsuit against Harris Ranch Beef Company for Firing Worker on Medical while Recovering from Cancer Treatments

As quoted in the story, the client had this to say about the lawsuit: “When Harris Ranch fired me, I felt like I had been thrown away like a used rag . . . . I sought legal help because I want Harris to respect my and other workers’ rights.”
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Fresno Beef Company Fires 20-Year Employee for Taking Leave for Cancer Treatment

Fresno, CA (January 7, 2020).  A Tulare County woman fi … Continue reading “Fresno Beef Company Fires 20-Year Employee for Taking Leave for Cancer Treatment”

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Your Donation Will Help Labor Trafficking Survivors Like Irene

  Legal Aid at Work is the essential advocate for … Continue reading “Your Donation Will Help Labor Trafficking Survivors Like Irene”

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Eater.com Discusses How Gig Economy Restaurant Staffing Apps may Contribute to Misclassification

LAAW’s Wage Protection Program Director, Carole Vigne, discusses in Eater.com how so-called "gig economy" staffing apps for the Restaurant industry may be contributing to misclassification of on-demand restaurant workers. “There’s no question that these workers who are going into restaurants, even on a part-time or temporary basis, are employees . . . the real question is who is the employer (the hiring app and/or the third-party business), and consequently, who is liable if workers are misclassified?”
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Elizabeth Kristen Participates in Podcast Series on Sex Harassment

The Director of LAAW’s Gender Equity & LGBT Rights … Continue reading “Elizabeth Kristen Participates in Podcast Series on Sex Harassment”

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Gale Anne Hurd, an Executive Producer of “The Walking Dead” Franchise, Underwrites New Fellowship Program for Legal Aid at Work

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 12, 2019) – Hollywood produce … Continue reading “Gale Anne Hurd, an Executive Producer of “The Walking Dead” Franchise, Underwrites New Fellowship Program for Legal Aid at Work”

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Katie Fiester Discusses New Legislation (AB 673) Expanding the Rights of Workers to Obtain Penalties When They Are Not Paid on Time

Legal Aid at Work attorney Katie Fiester discusses the “huge step forward” that the newly passed bill (AB 673) is for workers. "This bill is really just a fix to remedy this issue and make sure that workers who are suffering the consequences of being paid late actually receive the penalty for it." The Bill now moves to Governor Newsom’s desk for his signature.
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