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Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Heads to Governor

Today, the Legislature approved SB 400, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide employment protections to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.  The Assembly passed the bill on September 9, 2013, and today the Senate concurred, both with strong bipartisan support.  SB 400 now heads to Governor Brown, … Continue reading “Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Heads to Governor”

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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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Pregnant Worker At Pier 1 Put On Unpaid Leave Even Though She Wanted To Keep Working

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Pregnant Worker Says Pier 1 Imports Forced Her To Take Unpaid Leave

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Pregnant worker sues Pier 1, says it forced her to take unpaid leave

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