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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch

Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch Team up to Provide Free Legal Services in Contra Costa County

ANTIOCH, CA (May 24, 2021) — Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch are pleased to announce the launch of Legal Aid at Work’s newest location of the Workers’ Rights Clinic, devoted to employment law protections for low-income workers. The Clinic will launch on May 25, 2021, providing over-the-phone consultations. Thereafter, the … Continue reading “New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch”

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Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts

Nationwide and across California gender inequity persists in competitive youth sports programming hosted and run by park and recreation departments. Low-income girls of color particularly lack access and equity. In one study conducted by our Fair Play for Girls in Sports nonprofit project, California park and recreation departments reported girls receiving just one-third, or less, … Continue reading “Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts”

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You Are Not Alone: Toolkit offers valuable resource to combat workplace sexual harassment

This blog post is part of our Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Toolkit, which we hope will help workers learn to identify, address, and prevent workplace sexual harassment. The toolkit is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. It has valuable information not only for victims of harassment, but also for other employees who may be bystanders … Continue reading “You Are Not Alone: Toolkit offers valuable resource to combat workplace sexual harassment”

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Immigrant Advocates Praise Stimulus Package, But Call on Governor to Address Larger Gap of Immigrants Left out of Unemployment Benefits

As Governor Newsom unveiled a sweeping new spending package to support Californians struggling from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates called attention to the need to patch the largest gap in the state’s safety net: undocumented Californians excluded from unemployment benefits and stimulus checks. While the Governor has provided some one-time payments to … Continue reading “Immigrant Advocates Praise Stimulus Package, But Call on Governor to Address Larger Gap of Immigrants Left out of Unemployment Benefits”

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Katie Dixon and Stacy Villalobos Express Concerns in KQED about Lawmakers’ Recent Efforts to Combat Unemployment Fraud

Fair Chance Community Organizer, Katie Dixon, and Staff Attorney Stacy Villalobos discuss with KQED potential problems with legislators' recent efforts to combat unemployment fraud occurring in California prisons. "Current proposals could end up penalizing vulnerable people, both with and without criminal records both with and without conviction records," said Katie Dixon, due to a lack of complete and reliable data from California's criminal justice system. "'We just don't believe that the [California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation] is capable of disseminating accurate information to anyone, let alone someone outside of their already complicated landscape.'"
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Alexis Alvarez Speaks with CBS Channel 5 About How Employers Can Require Employees to Be Vaccinated.

Alexis discusses the power that employers have to demand vaccinations and a return to work, while noting that “employers should be following their legal obligations and that having that balance makes space for all workers in our workplaces.”
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Katie Wutchiett Speaks with the San Jose Mercury News about the Need for Employers to Give COVID-related Paid Sick Leave

Katie noted that, although only employers with more than 25 employees are required to provide this COVID-19-related time off, it is in everyone’s interest for all employers to provide this leave.
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Sharon Terman Highlights Importance of Equitable and Accessible Paid Leave Policy in Bloomberg Law

In light of the Biden administration's proposed federal paid leave program, LAAW's Work and Family Program Director Sharon Terman reflects on the lessons learned from California's groundbreaking program. "'We have learned in our experience in California the critical components that are necessary for paid leave policy to be truly equitable and accessible,'" said Terman, such as a sliding wage replacement rate and broader eligibility requirements than those outlined in the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Ontario, California

The Warehouse Worker Resource Center and Legal Aid at Work Team Up to Provide Free Legal Services in the Inland Empire

(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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