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LAS-ELC client recounts experience fighting for her rights

After her divorce in China in 1992, our client struggled to support her son and eventually decided to move to the U.S. The difference she found here, she says, was that low-income workers like her have rights. And the LAS-ELC, she says, has helped her to realize those rights. Three times. “Ten years ago, I … Continue reading “LAS-ELC client recounts experience fighting for her rights”

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LAS-ELC attorney Jinny Kim joins State Bar’s exec. committee on labor, employment law

Jinny Kim, director of the Disability Rights program at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, has been appointed to the executive committee of the State Bar of California’s section on labor and employment law. Members of the executive committee organize and lead the section’s publications and programs, which include the California Labor and Employment Law … Continue reading “LAS-ELC attorney Jinny Kim joins State Bar’s exec. committee on labor, employment law”

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Meet our Summer 2016 Law Clerks!

We’ve had the honor of working with a very impressive and committed group of law students this year as summer clerks. In our next post, we’ll look at some of the highlights of their work. But first, here are their bios:   Yvette Borja, who is heading into her second year at Stanford Law School, … Continue reading “Meet our Summer 2016 Law Clerks!”

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Press Releases

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center Files Suit against Morton’s Restaurant Group Alleging Disability Discrimination

Today, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) filed a lawsuit on behalf of plaintiff Richard Pelz against national restaurant company Landry’s, Inc. and its subsidiaries Morton’s The Steakhouse and Morton’s San Francisco asserting claims for disability-based discrimination, failure to reasonably accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, retaliation and unlawful business practices. The … Continue reading “Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center Files Suit against Morton’s Restaurant Group Alleging Disability Discrimination”

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Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic Provides Legal Assistance in Santa Rosa

This past Saturday, LAS-ELC, in partnership with OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project and Legal Aid of Sonoma County, provided free legal assistance to ten low-income workers in Santa Rosa, CA as part of the Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic.

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New CA Employment Laws Increase Protections for Workers

2015 is a big year for California workers, with over 30 new employment-related laws going into effect. Many of those laws will have a positive impact on the low-wage workers we serve, providing – among other things – paid sick leave, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and protections for unpaid interns and volunteers.

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In The Media

SAN FRANCISCO LACTATION ROOM LAW COULD SOON BECOME A REALITY

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Breastfeeding SF Workers To Be Given Private Space Under Proposed Legislation

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San Francisco mulls measure to require work site lactation stations

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