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Beyond the Classroom: Christina Jones Wants Employment Opportunities for Special Needs Students into Adulthood

For the past year and a half, third year law student Christina Jones has had her sights set on joining Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this summer. In early 2014, as first-year law students at the University of Notre Dame, Christina and three of her classmates met the majority of LAS-ELC’s legal … Continue reading “Beyond the Classroom: Christina Jones Wants Employment Opportunities for Special Needs Students into Adulthood”

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Clayton Valley Charter complies with Title IX

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Charter HS to improve girls’ sports facilities in Title IX settlement

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Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case

A settlement has been reached between Clayton Valley Charter High School (Clayton High) and its female athletes to increase equality in high school athletic opportunities, treatment and benefits. Clayton High has agreed to: improve and maintain equitable athletic facilities for girls and boys; offer additional girls’ athletic teams; increase outreach to girls to participate in … Continue reading “Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case”

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Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case

A settlement has been reached between Clayton Valley Charter High School (Clayton High) and its female athletes to increase equality in high school athletic opportunities, treatment and benefits. Clayton High has agreed to: improve and maintain equitable athletic facilities for girls and boys; offer additional girls’ athletic teams; increase outreach to girls to participate in … Continue reading “Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case”

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Domestic Worker Survives Human Trafficking, Celebrates Wage Theft Victory

Media advisory for: Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 AM What: On the heels of International Domestic Workers Day, workers and advocates will bring visibility to a pivotal wage theft case in San Francisco.  Francisca Vasquez, a domestic worker, spent nearly 20 years mostly in isolation in her employer’s home where she worked around the clock cooking, cleaning, … Continue reading “Domestic Worker Survives Human Trafficking, Celebrates Wage Theft Victory”

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Unequal Play

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Elizabeth Kristen & Cacilia Kim

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Female Athletes and School District Settle Title IX Case After Ninth Circuit Ruling

The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and Sweetwater Union High School District have reached agreement to resolve issues in the class action lawsuit, Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, et al., which addressed Title IX discrimination and retaliation issues at Castle … Continue reading “Female Athletes and School District Settle Title IX Case After Ninth Circuit Ruling”

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Bills Expanding the Rights of Working Families Advance in Legislature

This week, three significant Work & Family bills advanced in the California Legislature. SB 406 (Jackson), which expands job-protected bonding and caregiving leave to those working for employers with at least 25 employees and to employees needing to care for seriously ill adult children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and parents-in-law, passed the Senate today. 

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