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Lawyers, social justice community urge rejection of ‘dangerous’ Attorney General nominee

Dozens of social justice lawyers and activists will gather at the San Francisco office of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today to urge her and her colleagues to reject President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be U.S. Attorney General. The attorneys and staff of Legal Aid at Work invite other … Continue reading “Lawyers, social justice community urge rejection of ‘dangerous’ Attorney General nominee”

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Demolish it, and they will go away? Hardly.

The Trump administration got straight to work trying to wipe out history and civil rights. Within moments of the inauguration, it removed the database of enforcement cases from the U.S. Department of Labor website; it erased former Secretary Tom Perez’s lively and informative blog championing workers’ rights; and it obscured basic information for employers on … Continue reading “Demolish it, and they will go away? Hardly.”

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Facing an uncertain future with resolve (and a new name!)

The health, safety, and financial security of low-wage workers are at greater risk than ever as the new administration threatens to unravel decades of civil rights and labor laws. Our New Year’s message to our dear clients, colleagues, board members, and friends is that we will not be deterred as we advocate for our clients. … Continue reading “Facing an uncertain future with resolve (and a new name!)”

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Even if you’re undocumented, you still have rights![:es]Aun si no tiene estatus legal en E.E.U.U. o “papeles”, todavia tiene derechos![:zh]就算你没有合适的移民文件, 你仍然具有以下的权利!

No one’s rights under federal or California law have changed as a result of the election. Here’s a PDF flyer we’ve created in Spanish, Chinese and English. (If PDFs are not accessible to you, you can also find it here.) The same text is below in English. The 2016 election didn’t change your rights under state or federal … Continue reading “Even if you’re undocumented, you still have rights![:es]Aun si no tiene estatus legal en E.E.U.U. o “papeles”, todavia tiene derechos![:zh]就算你没有合适的移民文件, 你仍然具有以下的权利!”

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Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime

Dec. 20, 2016, OAKLAND — A prep cook for Gordo Taqueria restaurants filed a class action lawsuit Friday on behalf of about 75 current and former workers for the popular chain, which operates in six locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, alleging it didn’t pay out tips to its employees or pay overtime … Continue reading “Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime”

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Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district

DECEMBER 14, 2016 PORTLAND, ORE. — Students suing Lake Oswego School District near Portland over girls’ access to sports programs and facilities are seeking to expand their case to a class action and have brought in a nonprofit that has enforced Title IX in K-12 districts across California. The Fair Play project at Legal Aid … Continue reading “Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district”

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Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is now Legal Aid at Work

If you’re reading this online, you’ve already found our new website. Welcome! Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center changed its name the first week of January to Legal Aid at Work. We’re entering our second century with a new look and sharpened branding. And we are raising the bar for disability access with a brand new website, built … Continue reading “Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is now Legal Aid at Work”

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Likely labor secretary nominee Puzder a ‘grave’ threat for working people

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for labor secretary raises a frightening specter for low-wage workers. Joan M. Graff, President of Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, spoke Thursday about what it could mean for low-wage workers in California and nationwide if Congress confirms Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of the company that operates the Hardee’s and Carl’s … Continue reading “Likely labor secretary nominee Puzder a ‘grave’ threat for working people”

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