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New EEOC Guidance Affirms Strong Protections for Pregnant Workers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. This is the first comprehensive update of the Commission’s guidance regarding discrimination against pregnant workers in 30 years, and it clarifies existing law which provides strong protections for pregnant workers.

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Berkeley Sides With Living Wage Violators

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California Workers Name Kindred in Lawsuit, Cite Wage Violations

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California Supreme Court Issues Major Victory for Workers in Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

Last week, on July 3rd, 2014, in a major victory for California’s workers, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that workers are not disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits simply for refusing to sign disciplinary notices.  The case, Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, threatened to gut workers’ ability to receive unemployment insurance benefits … Continue reading “California Supreme Court Issues Major Victory for Workers in Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board”

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California Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Paid Family Leave Program Benefiting More than One Million Families

On July 1, 2004, California became the first state in the nation to provide partial pay to workers taking time off to care for seriously ill family members or to bond with new children.  Now our state is again leading the nation by expanding access to this protection.

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CA extends paid family leave to in-laws, siblings and others

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State court rules that fired Paratransit driver cannot be denied unemployment benefits

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California Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Paid Family Leave Program Benefiting More than One Million Families

In a press conference today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson will join Labor Secretary David Lanier, Employment Development Department (EDD) director Patrick Henning, Assemblymember Rob Bonta as well as family research experts, community advocates, parents and caregivers to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of California’s Paid Family Leave program—the first-of-its-kind family leave program in the nation. Since being … Continue reading “California Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Paid Family Leave Program Benefiting More than One Million Families”

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Paid family leave law expands the definition of family

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