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Girls, their families agree to a plan for changes in programs and facilities at Red Bluff High School
Red Bluff Joint Union High School District has approved a settlement regarding the Title IX claims brought by girls at Red Bluff High School alleging they do not receive equal athletic facilities, benefits and opportunities to their male counterparts. The lawsuit, brought under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, alleged that boys were afforded many … Continue reading “Northern California school district agrees to settle gender equity claims”Read More
When government officials declare that a situation is a disaster, certain specific benefits become available to workers. But many of workers’ existing rights also can be helpful in the event of a disaster — including the rights to sick leave, family medical leave, disability insurance, and workers’ compensation. Read our new fact sheet about Workers’ … Continue reading “Workers’ rights after a disaster[:es]Derechos de los trabajadores después de un desastre”Read More
Field workers, dishwashers, house cleaners and other low-income workers are being hit hard by the loss of homes and jobs to the wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month. As experts in workers’ rights, we are beefing up our free online resources and clinic services in response. For undocumented immigrants, the challenges of this … Continue reading “Free legal help for low-wage workers affected by wildfires”Read More
The Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition has helped improve the lives of thousands of workers by recognizing employers for their family-friendly policies. At our fifth annual awards ceremony on Oct. 16, the coalition honored 64 San Francisco employers and heard from numerous dynamic speakers, including pairs of employers and employees; state and local officials; and Boies Schiller … Continue reading “Healthy Mothers Workplace awards honor 64 employers for supporting working parents”Read More
Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 63, New Parent Leave Act
Millions more new parents who work in California soon will be able to take up to 12 weeks off work without fear of being fired. The New Parent Leave Act (SB 63), which Gov. Jerry Brown signed today, was introduced by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and received bipartisan support. The bill was cosponsored by … Continue reading “Calif. expands job security for workers who take parental leave”Read More