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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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EEOC updates bias guidelines with input from LAS-ELC and coalition

The EEOC has issued the long-awaited final revision of its guidance on national origin discrimination, updating policies to address emerging issues in the workplace. At the urging national coalition of civil rights groups organized by LAS-ELC, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accepted extensive input from advocates who work with people—particularly recent immigrants—who have faced discrimination related either to their … Continue reading “EEOC updates bias guidelines with input from LAS-ELC and coalition”

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Disability Workshop In Spanish

The Worker’ Rights Disability Law Clinic will host a free public workshop in Spanish: Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process Tuesday, November 22 at 7pm Ed Roberts Campus adjacent to the Asby BART Station Osher Room (Ground Floor) 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 For more information, please call 415-864-8848 or email [email protected] If you … Continue reading “Disability Workshop In Spanish”

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#ApprenticeshipWorks — Unless it maintains the pay gap

This National Apprenticeship Week, we applaud efforts to improve access to employment through apprenticeship programs, but we feel employers must aim higher to ensure that women benefit from these programs to the same degree as men do. Teresa Caponio was older than 50 when she entered a construction trade apprenticeship program. She had 16 years … Continue reading “#ApprenticeshipWorks — Unless it maintains the pay gap”

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Legal Aid Celebrates Transgender Awareness Week

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center is proud to celebrate Transgender Awareness week. We join LGBT centers, nonprofit organizations, and individuals across the country in calling attention to key issues affecting the transgender community.

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Court approves settlement in home care workers’ class action against Kindred Healthcare

Alameda County Superior Court granted final approval on Oct. 7 of a $2.465 million settlement in a class action alleging that Kindred Healthcare Inc. and its affiliates didn’t pay personal care attendants required minimum and straight time wages and overtime premiums or give them meal and rest breaks when required or issue legally compliant paystubs. The class includes approximately 2,700 personal care … Continue reading “Court approves settlement in home care workers’ class action against Kindred Healthcare”

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Sharon Terman Selected for Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award

We are very pleased to announce that Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center Senior Staff Attorney Sharon Terman is the recipient of this year’s Stanford Law School Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award. The Award “recognizes an alumnus/a whose outstanding work has advanced justice and social change in the lives of vulnerable populations.” Sharon’s entire career … Continue reading “Sharon Terman Selected for Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award”

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San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers

WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and community efforts to promote the health of parents and their babies. Media availability. WHO: Representatives of 43 employers that earned Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards for 2016 (see list below) Emily Murase, executive director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women Nancy Milliken, director, National Center of … Continue reading “San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers”

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Indonesian fishermen tell of being trafficked before SF escape

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