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Many Fathers Reluctant to Take Paternity Leave

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State adds more than 30 employment laws, including sick leave

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New CA Employment Laws Increase Protections for Workers

2015 is a big year for California workers, with over 30 new employment-related laws going into effect. Many of those laws will have a positive impact on the low-wage workers we serve, providing – among other things – paid sick leave, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and protections for unpaid interns and volunteers.

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Federal Judge in Gay and Lesbian State Employee Case Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs and Issues an Injunction

On Thursday, May 24, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted judgment in favor of gay and lesbian state workers who, together with their registered domestic partners, are excluded from equal access to California’s Long-Term Care Program. Judge Claudia Wilken issued the ruling in Dragovich v. CalPERS, a class action lawsuit … Continue reading “Federal Judge in Gay and Lesbian State Employee Case Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs and Issues an Injunction”

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LAS-ELC Assists Veterans in L.A. at Largest Ever “Stand Down”

This weekend LAS-ELC provided employment legal services at the Los Angeles Stand Down for Military Veterans and their families, the largest “Stand Down” for homeless and hard-luck military veterans to ever take place in the country.

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Mayor Lee Signs Equal Pay Ordinance, Advancing Gender Equity in San Francisco

In a significant step forward for gender equity in San Francisco, on Friday Mayor Edwin Lee signed into law a local ordinance that requires companies that contract to do business with the city track and share data on pay equity.

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Mayor Lee Signs Equal Pay Ordinance, Advancing Gender Equity in San Francisco

For Immediate Release           December 22, 2014 Contact: Cynthia Foster, Equal Rights Advocates, cfoster [at] equalrights.orgSara Feldman, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, sfeldman [at] las-elc.org, 415-593-0071 Mayor Lee Signs Equal Pay Ordinance, Advancing Gender Equity in San Francisco In a significant step forward for gender equity in San Francisco, on Friday Mayor Edwin Lee signed into … Continue reading “Mayor Lee Signs Equal Pay Ordinance, Advancing Gender Equity in San Francisco”

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Did You Work at Pier 1 in California While Pregnant?

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is representing Kimberly Erin Caselman, in a class action alleging Ms. Caselman was forced onto unpaid leave after requesting pregnancy accommodations at her job at Pier 1 Imports.   

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LAS-ELC Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Pier 1 Imports for Pregnancy Discrimination

(San Jose, CA. April 16, 2014) Today, LAS-ELC filed a class action lawsuit in Santa Clara Superior Court against Pier 1 Imports, Inc. alleging pregnancy discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Kimberly Erin Caselman, the named plaintiff in this case, alleges she was denied reasonable accommodations for her pregnancy and was … Continue reading “LAS-ELC Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Pier 1 Imports for Pregnancy Discrimination”

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