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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”Read More
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”Read More
George Warner talks to the LA Times about How California’s New Unemployment Benefits Are Not Enough for Unemployed Families
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.”Read More
Sharon Terman Talks to the SF Chronicle about SB 1383’s Expansion of Job Protection for those who take Family or Medical Leave
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!”Read More
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”Read More