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Governor Brown Signs AB 1579 to Protect Pregnant Women

Last Friday Governor Brown signed into law AB 1579, the Healthy Babies Act (Stone), which will allow pregnant women to obtain CalWORKs benefits in the second trimester of pregnancy instead of limiting access to the third trimester. Previously, women without other children at home who were struggling financially but more than three months from their … Continue reading “Governor Brown Signs AB 1579 to Protect Pregnant Women”

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State labor commissioner finds Berkeley contractor guilty of worker retaliation

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CA Labor Commissioner Finds LAZ Parking Unlawfully Retaliated Against Employee Who Complained About Working Conditions

Almost three years after his first complaint about his employer’s alleged illegal practices – our client Julio Castro received vindication in the form of a California Labor Commissioner decision finding that his former employer, LAZ Parking, had fired him for complaining about LAZ’s alleged unlawful employment practices.

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Berkeley City Parking Contractor Found Guilty of Worker Retaliation

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California Labor Commissioner Finds LAZ Parking Unlawfully Retaliated Against Employee Who Complained About Working Conditions

Almost three years after his first complaint about his employer’s alleged illegal practices – Contra Costa County resident Joaquin Julio Castro received vindication in the form of a California Labor Commissioner decision finding that his former employer, LAZ Parking, had fired him for complaining about LAZ’s alleged unlawful employment practices. The decision is notable because … Continue reading “California Labor Commissioner Finds LAZ Parking Unlawfully Retaliated Against Employee Who Complained About Working Conditions”

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Title IX-Violating High School Loses Appeal

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Appeals court upholds Title IX ruling against Sweetwater

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Sweetwater Union High School District in Violation of Title IX

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s ruling that Sweetwater Union High School District is out of compliance with Title IX. By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Ninth Circuit ensured that girls at Castle Park High School will finally be given the equal access to athletics that they deserve.

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Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District

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