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New Parent Leave Act passes state Assembly!

We’re thrilled to announce that SB 63 from Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which we co-sponsored along with First 5 California and California Employment Lawyers Association, passed the Assembly today with bipartisan support. This bill will allow up to 2.7 million more California workers to take time to bond with their new children without fear of losing their … Continue reading “New Parent Leave Act passes state Assembly!”

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Betsy DeVos’s Title IX interpretation is an attack on sexual assault survivors

Law clerk Dana Bolger co-authored a timely response to the Trump administration's effort to undermine Title IX enforcement. She and co-author Alexandra Brodsky are former co-directors of Know Your IX, a national youth-led campaign against sexual violence in schools.
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Preserving DACA is essential

Here is a statement from Legal Aid at Work president Joan M. Graff about the rescission of DACA: “During this time of confusion and uncertainty, it is important to bear in mind that all workers, regardless of their immigration status, have rights. DACA recipients — like their coworkers — continue to have protections under federal … Continue reading “Preserving DACA is essential”

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DACA is essential: Statement from Legal Aid at Work

The Trump administration’s action today ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, strikes at the heart of our democracy and the promise it holds for people around the world. Here is a statement from Legal Aid at Work president Joan M. Graff: “During this time of confusion and uncertainty, it is … Continue reading “DACA is essential: Statement from Legal Aid at Work”

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Legal Aid at Work Welcomes New Board Members

We welcome Professor Catherine Fisk and attorney Daniel J. Herling to our Board of Directors. As the Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, Catherine Fisk teaches labor law, employment law, and employment discrimination, in addition to course on civil procedure, the legal profession, and the First Amendment. She also works with students … Continue reading “Legal Aid at Work Welcomes New Board Members”

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Equal rights to parental leave: A strong start for all children

Parental leave is associated with health benefits that last a lifetime. But not all California workers can be sure they’ll keep their job if they take parental leave to care for a newborn or newly adopted or new foster child. Join us at the California State Capitol, in the Eureka room, on Monday, August 28, … Continue reading “Equal rights to parental leave: A strong start for all children”

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Immigration enforcement agents banned from labor offices in California amid fears for migrants trying to recoup wages

ICE says its policies prevent it from getting "involved in labor disputes." But Legal Aid at Work program director Chris Ho says the specter of ICE agents staking out Labor Commissioner proceedings is having a chilling effect.
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Labor trafficking victims file class action against Oklahoma businesses

Legal Aid at Work filed this case with Equal Justice Center and local help from ACLU of Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma businesses accused of trafficking Filipino nationals to US for cheap labor

Legal Aid at Work filed this case with Equal Justice Center and local help from ACLU of Oklahoma.
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