Read about our work in our blog, press releases, and in media reports.

Press Releases

FAMILY Act Introduced to Create National Paid Family Leave

Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D‐NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D‐CT) introduced the FAMILY Act, legislation to establish a national paid family leave program.  The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act would offer 12 weeks of partially paid leave to eligible workers when they need time away from work to bond with a new child, care … Continue reading “FAMILY Act Introduced to Create National Paid Family Leave”

Read More

Elizabeth Kristen & Cacilia Kim Named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Kristen, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Gender & LGBT Rights Program, and Cacilia Kim, LAS-ELC Special Counsel, have been named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year by California Lawyer magazine for their victory in Ollier v. Sweetwater, a landmark Title IX case.

Read More

Former Burlington Coat Factory Employee Files Class Action against Burlington Alleging Company Intimidates Employees to Pay for Common On-the-job Mistakes

Today, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Chavez & Gertler LLP filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former employees of Burlington Coat Factory in the California Superior Court for the County of San Mateo.  The complaint alleges that Burlington has a policy and practice of intimidating employees into paying … Continue reading “Former Burlington Coat Factory Employee Files Class Action against Burlington Alleging Company Intimidates Employees to Pay for Common On-the-job Mistakes”

Read More
All Press Releases

In The Media

School sued over equal opportunities, facilities for sports

Click Here to Read

Father in RBHS Title IX Lawsuit hopes for quick resolution

Click Here to Read

Lawsuit alleges girls sports programs at Red Bluff High School aren’t up to par

Click Here to Read
All Media Coverage

Legal Aid at Work Blog

2016 summer lectures come to a close

Eight lectures later, this summer’s annual Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series has come to an end! We’ve been honored to host these discussions of pressing legal and social issues. Complete videos of the lectures are available on Facebook page (http://bit.ly/28NcbNq), and clips of our speakers can be found on our YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/29HB2mA), as … Continue reading “2016 summer lectures come to a close”

Read More

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”

Read More

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”

Read More
All Blog Posts