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Final OFCCP Regulations on Disability Released

Today the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs – led by LAS-ELC alumna Patricia A. Shiu – issued final regulations interpreting the obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

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San Francisco Businesses Recognized as Top Workplaces for Mothers

On September 9th, eighteen San Francisco employers who prioritize parental leave, work-family balance, and lactation accommodations were recognized by the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition – a public-private collaboration of employers, non-profits, and government agencies. At the ceremony today, businesses and organizations were awarded for their best practice policies by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, … Continue reading “San Francisco Businesses Recognized as Top Workplaces for Mothers”

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SB 770 Passes California Assembly

Today, SB 770, authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) passed through the Assembly with a final vote of 51-22. This bill allows workers to receive Paid Family Leave benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law. The measure, sponsored by Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), and supported by the … Continue reading “SB 770 Passes California Assembly”

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Senate Bills 400 and 770 are headed to the Assembly Floor

On the cusp of Labor Day, we are excited to announce that today, Senate Bills 400 and 770, both authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and sponsored by LAS – ELC, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  SB 400 prohibits employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and would provide for … Continue reading “Senate Bills 400 and 770 are headed to the Assembly Floor”

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Migrant Workers File Suit Against Largest Carnival Company in Western U.S.

Today, LAS-ELC and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights, or CDM) served Butler Amusements, Inc., a California registered business and the largest carnival company in the western U.S., with a lawsuit that was filed in federal court last month for violations of state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws.

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Workers File Suit Against Largest Carnival Company in the Western U.S. for Violating Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws

Today, the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights, or CDM) served Butler Amusements, Inc., a California registered business and the largest carnival company in the western U.S., with a lawsuit that was filed in federal court last month for violations of state … Continue reading “Workers File Suit Against Largest Carnival Company in the Western U.S. for Violating Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws”

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LAS-ELC Awarded Grant to Advance Gender Equity in Sports

We are very pleased to announce that John and Terry Levin and The Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation of California have awarded a two year grant to Fair Play for Girls in Sports, a project of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. It will allow Fair Play to continue the important work of providing equal … Continue reading “LAS-ELC Awarded Grant to Advance Gender Equity in Sports”

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Stand Down for Women Veterans in Long Beach, CA

Today LAS-ELC joined the California Women’s Law Center to provide legal services to homeless women veterans in Long Beach, CA at the third annual Female Stand Down.  More than two dozen homeless women veterans sought legal assistance in just the first hour of the Stand Down.  Said one of them, “I feel blessed to have … Continue reading “Stand Down for Women Veterans in Long Beach, CA”

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Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic Coming to Contra Costa County

On July 15, 2013, LAS-ELC’s Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic (Clinic) will partner with OneJustice’s Justice Bus® Project (Project) and Hanson Bridgett LLP to provide a free workers’ rights clinic to residents of Contra Costa County. Individuals attending the clinic will meet with volunteer attorneys and law students to discuss a variety of employment-related problems, including … Continue reading “Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic Coming to Contra Costa County”

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