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Press Releases

Wage Claim Clinic Launched in Oakland and San Francisco

Through our Workers’ Rights Clinic, we regularly see low-wage workers facing wage theft in a wide range of industries.  The first step they can take to recover those wages is to file a claim with the California Labor Commissioner.  

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Governor signs law granting leave for child care emergencies

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 579, authored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which extends job protections to parents who take leave for child care emergencies or for visits to evaluate or enroll their children in school or care.  “Parents need assurance they will not lose their job when they must miss work … Continue reading “Governor signs law granting leave for child care emergencies”

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Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Strongest Pay Equity Bill into Law

In a significant step forward for fair pay in California and across the country, today Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act. The new law will give the state the strongest equal pay law in the nation, and help a close a gender wage gap costing households in California more than … Continue reading “Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Strongest Pay Equity Bill into Law”

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In The Media

Killion: Title IX’s work is far from finished

Ann Killion discusses Legal Aid at Work's Fair Play for Girls in Sports report about Title IX compliance in California schools.
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The Rights of School Employee-Coaches Under Title VII and Title IX in Educational Athletic Programs

By Senior Staff Attorney Kim Turner
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Workers Claim SF-Based Babysitting Service Stiffs Sitters

Senior Staff Attorney Carole Vigne spoke with KPIX on how workers could respond in this situation.
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Legal Aid at Work Staff Attorney Julia Parish and fellow advocates pose in Sacramento after Senate passes SB 63, New Parent Leave Act.

Parental leave expansion passes state Senate, heads to Assembly

California’s Senate has passed a bill to provide job security for millions more parents when they take leave to bond with a new child. We helped draft and cosponsored the New Parent Leave Act, SB 63, which state Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced and championed. Other organizations promoting and cosponsoring the bill include the California … Continue reading “Parental leave expansion passes state Senate, heads to Assembly”

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Helen James sitting at the controls of her tractor

Seeking justice at 90: A veteran’s quest

More than six decades after the U.S Air Force discharged her without warning, Helen James is still seeking the honors she earned. Helen entered the military in 1952 as a radio operator on a base in Roslyn, N.Y., following in the footsteps of her father, who had served in the Army. No one talked in … Continue reading “Seeking justice at 90: A veteran’s quest”

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Safeguarding civil and workplace rights: Our summer lecture series highlights the work at hand

As groups across California and the United States work to shore up essential civil and workplace rights that have been established over the past 50 years, our annual lecture series is more timely than ever. The series launches June 13 at our office on Montgomery Street in San Francisco with a talk on how diverse … Continue reading “Safeguarding civil and workplace rights: Our summer lecture series highlights the work at hand”

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