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Worker claims wage, trafficking violations in janitorial ‘franchise’ scheme

Luis Castillo, who worked as a janitor for CleanNet under a purported “franchise agreement,” filed a lawsuit in San Francisco today on behalf of everyone in his position across California. The complaint alleges that workers like him are not truly “franchise” owners at all but, rather, employees of CleanNet — and entitled to basic protections under … Continue reading “Worker claims wage, trafficking violations in janitorial ‘franchise’ scheme”

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Janitorial worker sues CleanNet, claiming widespread wage and hour, labor trafficking violations

"I lost my time, my money, my business, and my dream.” — plaintiff Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo, who worked as a janitor for CleanNet under a purported “franchise agreement,” filed a lawsuit today on behalf of everyone in his position across California, claiming that they were never truly “franchise” owners at all but, rather, employees of CleanNet — and entitled to basic protections under California wage and hour laws. “I … Continue reading “Janitorial worker sues CleanNet, claiming widespread wage and hour, labor trafficking violations”

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Northern California high school settles equal opportunity lawsuit

After the commercial, listen at 0:57 (roughly the one-minute mark) for a news report on students' Title IX claims and the settlement reached at Red Bluff High School.
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Northern California high school moves toward equality with Title IX settlement

[This blog entry, originally posted on Nov. 1, was updated on Nov. 15, 2017, to include a link (at the end) to the signed settlement agreement.]   Girls at Red Bluff High School near Redding filed a class action lawsuit last spring alleging they do not receive the same athletic facilities, benefits and opportunities as their … Continue reading “Northern California high school moves toward equality with Title IX settlement”

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Deadline to apply for disaster aid is Thursday

Don’t miss the November 16 deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) if you are unable to work as a result of the October wildfires! Anyone who cannot work due to the fires should apply as soon as possible for DUA. Unlike traditional unemployment insurance, DUA is available  to people who were self-employed but … Continue reading “Deadline to apply for disaster aid is Thursday”

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Angry Girls’ Sports Parents Rack Up Another Title IX Win

Columnist Bob Cook highlighted our Red Bluff case (based on the RD Daily News piece).
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5 things employers should know about workplace raids

In light of the order from acting director of Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE, for his agents to increase workplace enforcement next year, it is more important than ever for employers educate themselves about workplace raids. Read our new guide for employers on how to prepare for and handle a workplace raid. Click this link … Continue reading “5 things employers should know about workplace raids”

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5 things workers should know about immigration raids #YourRightsAtWork

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has ordered his agency to do four to five times more immigration law enforcement in workplaces next year. That means workers must prepare for possible raids and detentions — and need to know their rights. Here are five key pointers: 1. ICE agents are not … Continue reading “5 things workers should know about immigration raids #YourRightsAtWork”

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Red Bluff Joint Union High School District board reaches initial settlement in Title IX case

The settlement agreement now heads to court for approval.
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