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Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation Awards Third Annual Public Interest Fellowship to Betty Duong and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

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Ruth Silver Taube Now LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney

We are delighted to announce that Ruth Silver Taube has joined us as a Senior Staff Attorney, shifting from her prior role as Special Counsel.  She will continue to oversee the Workers’ Rights Clinic in the South Bay; conduct outreach and education on human trafficking, equal pay, and disability rights issues; and to provide expert … Continue reading “Ruth Silver Taube Now LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney”

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LAS-ELC Launches SURVIVE Employment Law Clinic

Yesterday, February 26, 2013, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center launched its SURVIVE Employment Law Clinic at the Alameda County Family Justice Center.  This twice a month clinic offers free and confidential information to survivors of domestic violence about their legal rights at work, including information on taking time off to obtain counseling, medical services, … Continue reading “LAS-ELC Launches SURVIVE Employment Law Clinic”

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WageHELP Recovers $1 Million for Low-Wage Workers

In just 18 months, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center has recovered over $1 million in backpay on behalf of low-wage workers through its Wage and Hour Enforcement Litigation Program (WageHELP). 

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LAS-ELC Sponsors Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave to Cover Additional Family Members

  The bill would allow workers to receive Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law.  California’s PFL program, which is funded entirely by employee payroll deductions, was the first in the nation to provide partial pay to workers taking time off to care for seriously ill family … Continue reading “LAS-ELC Sponsors Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave to Cover Additional Family Members”

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LAS-ELC Sponsors Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave to Cover Additional Family Members

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Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement for Nail Salon Workers

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LAS-ELC, Partnership, and CALCASA Co-Sponsor Bill to Protect Employment Rights of Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

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Coalition Petitions California Supreme Court to Review Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Case

In an amicus letter filed on February 13, 2013, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, Legal Momentum, and National Women’s Law Center argue that the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Veronese v. Lucasfilm Ltd. misinterprets established law to the detriment of women working during pregnancy.  The letter to the California Supreme Court emphasizes … Continue reading “Coalition Petitions California Supreme Court to Review Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Case”

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