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George Warner talks to the LA Times about How California’s New Unemployment Benefits Are Not Enough for Unemployed Families

LAAW's George Warner talks to the Los Angeles Times about California's new unemployment benefits, which will provide $300 per week to qualifying Californians, highlighting the fact that $300 per week is "untenable for unemployed families" and these benefits are only guaranteed for three weeks.
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California Legislature Passes SB 1383, Groundbreaking Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave, and Other Important Measures to Protect California Workers Affected by COVID-19.

San Francisco (September 1, 2020): In a major victory for California’s working families, the California Legislature passed SB 1383, authored by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).  It will ensure that millions of Californians can access critically needed Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance benefits without risking their jobs. This landmark bill implements the first … Continue reading “California Legislature Passes SB 1383, Groundbreaking Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave, and Other Important Measures to Protect California Workers Affected by COVID-19.”

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Sharon Terman Talks to the SF Chronicle about SB 1383’s Expansion of Job Protection for those who take Family or Medical Leave

LAAW's Sharon Terman, Director of the Work and Family Program, talks to the SF Chronicle about SB 1383, a California bill that significantly expands job protection for workers who take family medical leave.
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A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California

  To assist undocumented workers who have lost their jobs or income as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Legal Aid at Work has compiled a list of known relief funds for undocumented workers.  We will be updating this list as new information becomes available. For more information on the job-related legal rights of undocumented … Continue reading “A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California”

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LAAW’s Partnership with the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino Featured in the Precinct Reporter

LAAW's Workers' Rights Clinic is partnering with Legal Aid Society of San Bernandino to provide information on employment rights to low-income and unemployed people in the Inland Empire. Galen Ages spoke with the Precinct Reporter Group about the unprecedented client demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!

Today, August 13, 2020, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The date was chosen because today, 225 days after the first of the year, Black women have finally earned the same amount of pay that white men earned in 2019. It has taken Black women 590 days to earn what white men earned in 365 … Continue reading “Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!”

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#BlackWorkersMatter: Our new know-your-rights zine for Black workers

Legal Aid at Work and the Black Workers Center in Los Angeles have created a new, illustrated, and real-world guide for Black Workers about their legal rights on the job.  Its an art-zine that you can view here (as a flip book) or download here (as a PDF). The guide covers topics such as: Race … Continue reading “#BlackWorkersMatter: Our new know-your-rights zine for Black workers”

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California Senate Passes Landmark Legislation Making Paid Family Leave Accessible to Millions More Workers

San Francisco (July 2, 2020): The California Senate passed a landmark bill today that will make sure that millions of Californians can access critically needed Paid Family Leave benefits without risking their jobs. The vote comes one day after Paid Family Leave was extended from 6 to 8 weeks. Under current law, a significant percentage … Continue reading “California Senate Passes Landmark Legislation Making Paid Family Leave Accessible to Millions More Workers”

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Announcing the 2020 Elizabeth Cabraser Summer (Remote) Lecture Series!

Legal Aid at Work and Berkeley Law are proud to announce the 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Lecture Series on Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives from the Field. 1.25 CLE Credit Available Click HERE to register Contact: [email protected] Interpretive services can be provided with 72 hours’ notice.  

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