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In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, @LegalAidatWork and co-hosts discussed immigrant workers’ rights, language discrimination, updating your Social Security number with your employer, experiencing harassment in the workplace, and more. [View the story “Immigrants at Work Twitter chat” on Storify]Read More
In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, we are taking the time to acknowledge the rights of immigrants and undocumented people in the workplace. FACT 1: Undocumented workers enjoy almost all of the same rights as other workers under federal and California law. Health and safety laws protect all employees regardless of their immigration status. All … Continue reading “5 facts about undocumented workers’ rights”Read More
Each summer, Legal Aid at Work is fortunate to host about a dozen exceptional law students who contribute to all aspects of our work while also receiving training and an introduction to employment law practice. We’re increasingly impressed by the breadth of our summer clerks’ backgrounds and the depth of their commitment to the work … Continue reading “Meet our summer 2017 law clerks!”Read More
Two lawyers discussed the challenges and rewards of opposing President Donald Trump’s executive orders during our final June lecture, on the topic “Strategies for Resistance by State and Local Governments.” Mollie Lee, deputy city attorney for San Francisco, described the “catastrophic” consequences of the possibility of San Francisco losing funding because it has declared itself … Continue reading “Lawyers discuss resisting executive orders at third summer lecture”Read More
Less than half of surveyed California high schools are reporting as required on girls’ opportunities to play sports, according to a new report from Legal Aid at Work. And the information that has been posted shows significant gaps — even though federally funded schools have been required for 45 years to serve male and female … Continue reading “Many Calif. schools don’t report on gender equity in sports as required: Report”Read More