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Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

Legal Aid at Work championed the groundbreaking expansion of job protections for workers who take parental leave. (Stock photo with the story shows staff attorney Kim Turner.)
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Calif. expands job security for workers who take parental leave

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”

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Attorneys reach final agreement in Title IX case

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Treasure Island Job Corps worker files disability discrimination case

Federal contractor allegedly fired her for taking medical leave, using a cane

A residential coordinator for a company that runs Job Corps centers nationwide for the U.S. Department of Labor filed a federal discrimination and retaliation lawsuit today alleging that the company fired her for taking medical leave and requesting accommodations in order to return to work. Martha Daniels, who worked for Adams and Associates, Inc. at … Continue reading “Treasure Island Job Corps worker files disability discrimination case”

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Female high school athletes reach final settlement with Oregon school district

Lake Oswego School District near Portland, Oregon, has finalized an agreement with Legal Aid at Work and local counsel to upgrade its high school sports programs and facilities in line with what it provides for boys. Legal Aid at Work joined the case last year, when we asked the U.S. District Court in Portland to … Continue reading “Female high school athletes reach final settlement with Oregon school district”

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Everyone should be able to take parental leave without fear of losing their job

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DOL must uphold its mission to help workers

Legal Aid at Work sent comments on Sept. 25 to Melissa Smith, with the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, urging implementation of an Obama administration directive to raise the salary minimum for exempt workers from $23,660 to $47,676 so those who work longer than 40 hours a week have a … Continue reading “DOL must uphold its mission to help workers”

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New Parent Leave Act passes state Assembly!

We’re thrilled to announce that SB 63 from Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which we co-sponsored along with First 5 California and California Employment Lawyers Association, passed the Assembly today with bipartisan support. This bill will allow up to 2.7 million more California workers to take time to bond with their new children without fear of losing their … Continue reading “New Parent Leave Act passes state Assembly!”

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Betsy DeVos’s Title IX interpretation is an attack on sexual assault survivors

Law clerk Dana Bolger co-authored a timely response to the Trump administration's effort to undermine Title IX enforcement. She and co-author Alexandra Brodsky are former co-directors of Know Your IX, a national youth-led campaign against sexual violence in schools.
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