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SAN FRANCISCO (Thurs., June 22) — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling today in favor of Jose Arias, a dairy worker who had sued his former employer’s attorney alleging retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Mr. Arias initially sued the employer, Angelo Dairy in Acampo, Calif., San Joaquin … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit affirms federal protection against retaliation for workers who exercise their rights”Read More
The audience of our second summer lecture, “Defending Disability Rights in the Trump Era,” included people with disabilities, workers from disability rights centers, and people worried about the administration of President Donald Trump. “What does it take to have an equal opportunity?” said Arlene Mayerson, directing attorney at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. … Continue reading “Defending disability rights in workplace and education”Read More
We all know that every father plays an important role in his family’s health and well-being, and that it’s good for a father to take time off to be with his family when a new child arrives. But do you know how crucial it is? Fact 1: Fathers who take paternity leave are more likely … Continue reading “5 Important Facts about Dads and Family Leave”Read More
Three panelists kicked off our summer lecture series June 13 with discussion of how their activism has changed during the Trump administration. “This is a really exciting time in terms of legal connection with movement building,” said Matt Nelson, executive director of Presente. “Cycles of organizing are happening so much more quickly.” Also participating in … Continue reading “First summer lecture focuses on activism in Trump era”Read More
Workers allege national call center fostered a hostile work environment and retaliated against them for speaking Spanish
NEW JERSEY (Mon., June 12) — Two former employees have filed a lawsuit against two nationwide debt collection companies, accusing these companies of discriminating against Spanish-speaking employees by forcing them to comply with an English-only policy and fostering a hostile work environment in which Latinas were routinely mocked and subjected to racist comments. The workers, … Continue reading “Workers sue over workplace discrimination, English-only policy”Read More