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Statement on the Supreme Court Decision Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Trump’s Muslim Ban to go into effect this morning, refusing to acknowledge the Order for what it plainly is: scarcely disguised Islamophobia in service of cynical political ends. The President’s contempt for those whose skin color and religion are different from his own is palpable, betrays our … Continue reading “Statement on the Supreme Court Decision Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban”

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46 Years After Title IX, Girls Still Don’t Have Equal Rights on the Playing Field

Boys on Castle Park High School’s baseball team played and practiced on a well-maintained baseball field, with state-of-the-art batting cages, cinderblock dugouts, and a bullpen. But girls on the softball team didn’t have any of that. Instead, they were forced to maintain their own field (without the equipment to do so), fundraise to build their … Continue reading “46 Years After Title IX, Girls Still Don’t Have Equal Rights on the Playing Field”

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This Father’s Day, Don’t Just Fight for Paternity Leave—Use it!

Nearly all fathers want to be there when a new child comes into their life.  But, far too often, work and financial worry can act as barriers to fathers being as involved as they would want to be.  Now, new changes in California laws are making it more possible for dads to be there. Study … Continue reading “This Father’s Day, Don’t Just Fight for Paternity Leave—Use it!”

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Press Releases

Second labor trafficking lawsuit against Walter and Carolyn Schumacher and their businesses filed by former “cross-cultural exchange” workers

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (June 15, 2018) — Workers recruited from Jamaica and other countries to work in hospitality businesses in Oklahoma on the J-1 exchange visitor visa program filed a federal labor trafficking lawsuit today, alleging they were induced to pay high recruitment fees and then paid less money than they had been promised, denied … Continue reading “Second labor trafficking lawsuit against Walter and Carolyn Schumacher and their businesses filed by former “cross-cultural exchange” workers”

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Statement of Joan Graff on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a stunning decision, taking away the ability of workers to band together collectively to enforce their workplace rights. It did so by upholding the legality of “mandatory arbitration” clauses with class action waiver provisions. These provisions allow employers to circumvent the courts by forcing workers into closed-door proceedings where the deck is … Continue reading “Statement of Joan Graff on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis”

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LAAW Lawsuit Exposes Vulnerabilities of Resident Managers: When Asking for Wages Effectively Leads to Your Eviction

San Francisco (March 21, 2018) — In San Francisco’s astronomically expensive housing market, legislators and housing activists have worked hard to prevent unjust evictions of low-income tenants. However, there is one group of people who can be left surprisingly unprotected: live-in resident managers whose bosses are also their landlords. When resident managers are fired, they … Continue reading “LAAW Lawsuit Exposes Vulnerabilities of Resident Managers: When Asking for Wages Effectively Leads to Your Eviction”

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In The Media

Rachael Langston Speaks to Law 360 About How Firms Can Better Accommodate Lawyers with Disabilities

“It’s about having a culture of wanting to help one another and valuing the employees you have, whatever their individual situations may be, and really having conversations about what people might need to fully participate and excel in the workplace.” - Rachael Langston
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Fresno Bee Covers LAAW’s efforts to End Courthouse Immigration Arrests

Staff attorney Marisa Díaz discusses LAAW's efforts, in conjunction with former Presidents of the California State Bar, retired judges, dozens of civil and immigrants’ rights groups, law professors, and many others to get California to adopt a statewide rule barring courthouse immigration arrests.
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The Daily Journal Covers LAAW’s efforts to end Courthouse Immigration Arrests

The Daily Journal (subscription required) discusses LAAW's Proposed Statewide rule to end courthouse immigration arrests in California and its impact on public safety and access to justice.
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