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The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a stunning decision, taking away the ability of workers to band together collectively to enforce their workplace rights. It did so by upholding the legality of “mandatory arbitration” clauses with class action waiver provisions. These provisions allow employers to circumvent the courts by forcing workers into closed-door proceedings where the deck is … Continue reading “Statement of Joan Graff on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis”Read More
The Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series, named in honor of a distinguished attorney and friend of Legal Aid at Work, strives to present a wide spectrum of topics and views. WHEN: Tuesdays, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (Brown bag) WHERE: Legal Aid at Work 180 Montgomery St., 6th Floor* San Francisco, CA *(Except July 24) … Continue reading “Announcing the 2018 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series In Public Interest Law”Read More
When To-wen Tseng returned to work after her maternity leave, her employer didn’t provide her a place to pump breast milk, so she had to use the restroom. When she tried to wash her pumping accessories in the kitchen, her co-workers told her “don’t wash your dirty panties here.” She felt upset and demoralized. Her … Continue reading “This Mother’s Day, Support Nursing Parents!”Read More
On April 10, 2018, we observe Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how many days into the year women have to work to make what men earned in the prior year. Every year, women are deprived of valuable economic and tangible benefits of their hard work. Equal Pay Day falls at different points in … Continue reading “Equal Pay Day: Seeking a brighter future”Read More
Batter up! LAAW Attorney Elizabeth Kristen spoke at the Junior Giants Softball Symposium at AT&T Park today. She educated these community athletic programs about the Fair Play Act, which requires that park and recreation departments provide girls and boys with equal opportunities in youth sports programs. More information about Legal Aid at Work’s innovative program … Continue reading “Elizabeth Kristen speaks at Junior Giants Softball Symposium”Read More
LAAW Lawsuit Exposes Vulnerabilities of Resident Managers: When Asking for Wages Effectively Leads to Your Eviction
San Francisco (March 21, 2018) — In San Francisco’s astronomically expensive housing market, legislators and housing activists have worked hard to prevent unjust evictions of low-income tenants. However, there is one group of people who can be left surprisingly unprotected: live-in resident managers whose bosses are also their landlords. When resident managers are fired, they … Continue reading “LAAW Lawsuit Exposes Vulnerabilities of Resident Managers: When Asking for Wages Effectively Leads to Your Eviction”Read More