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Coronavirus Update: Legal Information for Workers

Many workers have questions about how the Coronavirus outbreak will affect their jobs and income. Legal Aid at Work has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Coronavirus, which you can view at https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/coronavirus-faq/. We will update this factsheet as new information becomes available.  The FAQ is also available in Spanish … Continue reading “Coronavirus Update: Legal Information for Workers”

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KQED Interviews Julia Parish about Workers’ Rights During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Legal Aid at Work's own Julia Parish is joined by other experts to talk about what resources are available for people who may be missing a paycheck, and what the lack of work means for contract workers.
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Bloomberg Covers LAAW’s Wage Theft Lawsuit Against JUUL

Bloomberg news covers LAAW's lawsuit against Juul Labs, Inc. for unlawfully misclassifying over 400 workers on its failed pro-vaping ballot measure in San Francisco.
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Juul and The Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation Sued for Misclassification, Wage Theft

San Francisco (March 4, 2020) — Juul Labs, Inc. was sued in federal court on Wednesday for unlawfully misclassifying over 400 campaign staffers working on its unsuccessful ballot measure to allow the sale of electronic cigarettes in San Francisco as independent contractors rather than employees. The three named Plaintiffs also notified the California Labor Workforce … Continue reading “Juul and The Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation Sued for Misclassification, Wage Theft”

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Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day, All Year Round

Wednesday, February 5 is the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an occasion that celebrates the monumental achievements of women and girls in athletics. The occasion helps us reflect on the progress made since the passing of federal gender equity law Title IX in 1972, and related policy advancements, while also recognizing … Continue reading “Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day, All Year Round”

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Elizabeth Kristen Discusses the Problem of Weight Discrimination on CNBC

Discrimination against high weight people is still legal in 49 states—including California—and is on the rise. Elizabeth Kristen and other experts discuss this troubling practice on CNBC.
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After LAAW’s Advocacy Efforts, Federal Court Recognizes Undocumented Worker’s Basic Right to Obtain Relief for Unlawful Employment Practices

  Ricardo Torres, an undocumented plaintiff that Legal Aid at Work had supported through the filing of a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief, successfully convinced a federal court that he was entitled to substantial relief from unlawful employment practices despite the fact that he was undocumented. This win is especially important because, in July 2018, the same … Continue reading “After LAAW’s Advocacy Efforts, Federal Court Recognizes Undocumented Worker’s Basic Right to Obtain Relief for Unlawful Employment Practices”

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Governor Newsom’s Budget to Protect Workers from Being Fired when they Take Paid Family Leave

Sacramento, CA (January 10, 2020). The Budget that Governor Newsom announced today includes crucial measures to protect Californians from being fired when they take time off from work to bond with a new child or take care of an ill family member.  This builds off the Governor’s important step last year of expanding the duration … Continue reading “Governor Newsom’s Budget to Protect Workers from Being Fired when they Take Paid Family Leave”

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LAAW Welcomes Fair Chance Community Organizer, Katie Dixon

Legal Aid at Work has some wonderful news to share!  This week, we welcome Katie Dixon to the organization.  Katie Dixon will be joining us as the Fair Chance Community Rights Organizer.  As such, she will engage in advocacy on behalf of and with formerly incarcerated job seekers across the state of California.  In California, … Continue reading “LAAW Welcomes Fair Chance Community Organizer, Katie Dixon”

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