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Election, Supreme Court, and sexual harassment among timely focal points of annual Cabraser lecture series

In one of the most turbulent years in American history, our brown bag lecture series has been keeping pace with current events, addressing the pressing social issues and the presidential campaign. Find videos of the complete lectures — including the most recent, given by Wendy Webster Williams, Georgetown law professor emerita, “Getting to know Justice Ginsburg: … Continue reading “Election, Supreme Court, and sexual harassment among timely focal points of annual Cabraser lecture series”

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LAS-ELC attorney Chris Ho named among California’s best labor and employment lawyers by Daily Journal Corp.

The Daily Journal legal newspaper has named LAS-ELC senior staff attorney Chris Ho, director of our National Origin Program, among California’s best labor and employment lawyers in 2016. The Daily Journal singled out Chris for his work responding to the discriminatory impacts of employers’ growing use of allegations of unlawful behavior to disqualify applicants from employment. Following … Continue reading “LAS-ELC attorney Chris Ho named among California’s best labor and employment lawyers by Daily Journal Corp.”

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Breastfeeding accommodations close to passage in San Francisco

All 11 members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are supporting a proposal from Supervisor Katy Tang to require city agencies to develop policies to support their employees who are nursing moms.  Tang announced in a press release Tuesday that she expected the board to approve the ordinance. “We are so pleased that the City … Continue reading “Breastfeeding accommodations close to passage in San Francisco”

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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

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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‘Safe Time’ legislation protects domestic violence victims’ safety and economic stability

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