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Test Takers with Disabilities Sue State Bar of California for Forcing them to Test in-person During the Covid-19 Pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 15, 2020) – Three people with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit against the State Bar of California and the National Conference of Bar Examiners, alleging that they discriminate against people with disabilities. In order to protect the health and safety of test takers and the general public, the State Bar is offering, … Continue reading “Test Takers with Disabilities Sue State Bar of California for Forcing them to Test in-person During the Covid-19 Pandemic”

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Kim Turner’s Op-Ed in Providence Journal Calls for Brown University to Do Better on Title IX

Kim Turner, of LAAW's Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program and Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project, writes in the Providence Journal about her alma mater Brown University's disappointing record on Title IX. "It’s utterly heartbreaking to see the school skirting its legal and moral responsibilities."
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Don’t Let Gender Inequity Come Back to School

Virtually every article about re-opening school sports these days concentrates on whether, when, and how to offer boys’ football and other boys’ sports in the midst of the pandemic. Typical headline: Oregon high school fall sports, including football, delayed until spring. Yet, at last count, there were nearly eight million high school athletes (girls and … Continue reading “Don’t Let Gender Inequity Come Back to School”

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George Warner talks to the LA Times about How California’s New Unemployment Benefits Are Not Enough for Unemployed Families

LAAW's George Warner talks to the Los Angeles Times about California's new unemployment benefits, which will provide $300 per week to qualifying Californians, highlighting the fact that $300 per week is "untenable for unemployed families" and these benefits are only guaranteed for three weeks.
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California Legislature Passes SB 1383, Groundbreaking Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave, and Other Important Measures to Protect California Workers Affected by COVID-19.

San Francisco (September 1, 2020): In a major victory for California’s working families, the California Legislature passed SB 1383, authored by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).  It will ensure that millions of Californians can access critically needed Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance benefits without risking their jobs. This landmark bill implements the first … Continue reading “California Legislature Passes SB 1383, Groundbreaking Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave, and Other Important Measures to Protect California Workers Affected by COVID-19.”

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Sharon Terman Talks to the SF Chronicle about SB 1383’s Expansion of Job Protection for those who take Family or Medical Leave

LAAW's Sharon Terman, Director of the Work and Family Program, talks to the SF Chronicle about SB 1383, a California bill that significantly expands job protection for workers who take family medical leave.
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LAAW’s Partnership with the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino Featured in the Precinct Reporter

LAAW's Workers' Rights Clinic is partnering with Legal Aid Society of San Bernandino to provide information on employment rights to low-income and unemployed people in the Inland Empire. Galen Ages spoke with the Precinct Reporter Group about the unprecedented client demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!

Today, August 13, 2020, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The date was chosen because today, 225 days after the first of the year, Black women have finally earned the same amount of pay that white men earned in 2019. It has taken Black women 590 days to earn what white men earned in 365 … Continue reading “Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day!”

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#BlackWorkersMatter: Our new know-your-rights zine for Black workers

Legal Aid at Work and the Black Workers Center in Los Angeles have created a new, illustrated, and real-world guide for Black Workers about their legal rights on the job.  Its an art-zine that you can view here (as a flip book) or download here (as a PDF). The guide covers topics such as: Race … Continue reading “#BlackWorkersMatter: Our new know-your-rights zine for Black workers”

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