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Hazardous Materials Laborers Allege Exploitation of Wage and Hour Law Against P.W. Stephens Environmental, Inc.
A federal collective and class action lawsuit was filed today on behalf of laborers against P.W. Stephens Environmental, Inc. (P.W. Stephens), alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime under federal and California laws, among other wage and hour claims. The named plaintiff Aned Lopez and the putative class are represented by the Legal Aid … Continue reading “Hazardous Materials Laborers Allege Exploitation of Wage and Hour Law Against P.W. Stephens Environmental, Inc.”Read More
The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center mourns the passing on July 21, 2015 of Willie Smith, a legendary civil rights litigator in Fresno who, over the course of a four-decade legal career, relentlessly defended the workplace rights of employees throughout California’s Central Valley. Born and raised in Fresno, Willie was a standout defensive … Continue reading “Willie Smith, LAS-ELC friend and colleague, will be missed by many”Read More
Federal Court Finds California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Violated Title VII by Barring U.S. Citizen from Employment
On Tuesday, July 21, a San Francisco federal court ruled that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) and the California State Personnel Board (“SPB”) violated federal civil rights law by denying employment to Victor Guerrero, now a naturalized U.S. citizen, because he had used an invalid Social Security number (“SSN”) to work while … Continue reading “Federal Court Finds California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Violated Title VII by Barring U.S. Citizen from Employment”Read More
Citlalli Ochoa is passionate about human rights and her goal is to work with the United Nations in international women’s and workers’ rights issues. One of the Gender Equity/LGBT Rights Program’s Robert M. Dell Student Advocates this summer, Citlali is going into her third year at University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law).Her … Continue reading “Citlalli Ochoa's international experiences molded aspirations for helping workers worldwide”Read More