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Press Release: California Class Action Alleges that Uber is Illegally Coercing Drivers to Support Prop 22

Over 200,000 Drivers Unlawfully Pressured to Support Ballot Measure

San Francisco – A class action lawsuit filed in San Fra … Continue reading “Press Release: California Class Action Alleges that Uber is Illegally Coercing Drivers to Support Prop 22”

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Elizabeth Kristen talks to Ms. Magazine about California’s Prohibition of “No Rehire” Clauses

Elizabeth Kristen, Director of LAAW's Gender Equity and LGBTQ Rights program, discusses the importance of California's 2019 ban on "no rehire" clauses, which prohibits departing employees from seeking future employment with an employer or an employer’s related entities. “'It was awful to have clients sign these because they could basically be locked out of an entire industry,' says Kristen. 'It has been very helpful to have really clear guidance on no-rehire clauses because it was so bad for workers in low-wage jobs and so potentially retaliatory.'”
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California’s Expansion of Job-Protected Family and Medical Leave under SB 1383: 5 Things Workers Should Know

In a major victory for California’s working families, G … Continue reading “California’s Expansion of Job-Protected Family and Medical Leave under SB 1383: 5 Things Workers Should Know”

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New Chatbot Explains Workers’ Rights to Leave and Pay During COVID-19

Legal Aid at Work and Generation Spark are happy to int … Continue reading “New Chatbot Explains Workers’ Rights to Leave and Pay During COVID-19”

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Governor Newsom Signs Historic Family and Medical Leave Expansion Bill

We are thrilled to announce that Governor Newsom signed … Continue reading “Governor Newsom Signs Historic Family and Medical Leave Expansion Bill”

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Berkeley Law Students Discuss their Experiences Aiding Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Through LAAW’s Workers’ Rights Clinic

Through virtual clinics via Zoom and phone, students at Berkeley Law have been able to assist low-income employees that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic through participation in LAAW's Workers' Rights Clinic. "'Every night, we’re taking what they’re learning in law school and bringing it to the community,'" LAAW's Mike Gaitley says. “'This keeps them grounded in why they went to law school in the first place.'"
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George Warner Discusses Barriers Workers Face Collecting Unemployment Insurance with the San Francisco Chronicle

LAAW's George Warner discusses a recently released report on California's Employment Development Department (EDD) with the SF Chronicle. "'The report highlights a number of troubling realities of how the department currently operates,' said George Warner." The EDD issued the report alongside an announcement that the department has stopped taking new applications for unemployment benefits until October 5, 2020 "while it 'resets' itself to 'help prevent backlog growth.'"
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Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by LAAW President Joan Graff

  As we mourn, with deep sadness, the death of our … Continue reading “Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by LAAW President Joan Graff”

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Governor Newsom Signs SB 1383, Landmark Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave

San Francisco (September 17, 2020) – In a major victory … Continue reading “Governor Newsom Signs SB 1383, Landmark Bill to Ensure Equitable Access to Paid Family Leave”

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