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Ninth Circuit Recognizes Class Action Status of High School Girls in Hawai‘i Title IX Athletics Civil Rights Case

HONOLULU (April 5, 2022) — A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in favor of a group of female student athletes at Hawaii’s largest public high school, Campbell High School.  The girls sought class action status in support of their Title IX civil rights lawsuit against the Hawai‘i Department of … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit Recognizes Class Action Status of High School Girls in Hawai‘i Title IX Athletics Civil Rights Case”

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SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Expands Rights to Flexible Work Scheduling for Working Families

SAN FRANCISCO — Today on International Women’s Day, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously supported Supervisor Connie Chan’s legislation to expand the ability of workers to demand flexible workplace scheduling in order to balance their caregiving responsibilities. “This legislation is especially crucial to ensure an equitable recovery that balances the needs of both our … Continue reading “SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Expands Rights to Flexible Work Scheduling for Working Families”

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Advocates Reach Agreement with CA Employment Development Department to Expand Language Access

Language access improvements implemented through 2024 ensure EDD upholds Californians’ civil rights and embraces communities’ vast language abilities

 SACRAMENTO — In a victory for Californians and language rights advocates, residents who do not use English as their primary language will now have more access to the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) unemployment insurance (UI) program, which provides critical benefits to eligible workers across the state. Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), Asian … Continue reading “Advocates Reach Agreement with CA Employment Development Department to Expand Language Access”

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Prominent SF Burger King Franchise Cited for $1.9 Million for Stolen Wages and Labor Law Violations, Additional $800,000 Assessment for Health Care Violations

SAN FRANCISCO – More than 230 people who worked at five Burger King restaurants in San Francisco are waiting for millions of dollars owed to them after more than a year and a half. The California Labor Commissioner’s Office issued a $1.9 million citation in June 2020, during the middle of the pandemic, for wages … Continue reading “Prominent SF Burger King Franchise Cited for $1.9 Million for Stolen Wages and Labor Law Violations, Additional $800,000 Assessment for Health Care Violations”

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Naval Base Worker Wins Settlement Over Lactation, Sexual Harassment

Navy to Pay Settlement and is Required to Provide Training

RIVERSIDE — When Jennifer Atkinson returned to her job on a U.S. Navy base in the Mojave Desert after parental leave, she requested — as was her legal right — a private place to pump milk for her baby. For weeks, her requests went unanswered and when a room was finally provided it was strewn … Continue reading “Naval Base Worker Wins Settlement Over Lactation, Sexual Harassment”

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Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations and City of Santee Work to Ensure Gender-Based Athletic Equity in Community Sports

Agreement to Help Instill a Level Playing Field for City’s Girls

Santee (August 5, 2021) – The City of Santee, California (“Santee” or “City”), Legal Aid At Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project (“Legal Aid at Work”) and the California Women’s Law Center (“CWLC”) have entered into an agreement to ensure the City complies with AB 2404, California Government Code Section 53080 (“AB 2404” … Continue reading “Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations and City of Santee Work to Ensure Gender-Based Athletic Equity in Community Sports”

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Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations Reach Agreement with the Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics

Agreement to Create a Level Playing Field for Girls

Vista, CA (May 25, 2021) — The Vista Unified School District is focused on their commitment to equity as a district value. To that end, the District has made and will make significant changes to help achieve gender equity between girls’ and boys’ sports at Vista High School (VHS) by providing equal athletic opportunities, treatment, … Continue reading “Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations Reach Agreement with the Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics”

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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch

Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch Team up to Provide Free Legal Services in Contra Costa County

ANTIOCH, CA (May 24, 2021) — Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch are pleased to announce the launch of Legal Aid at Work’s newest location of the Workers’ Rights Clinic, devoted to employment law protections for low-income workers. The Clinic will launch on May 25, 2021, providing over-the-phone consultations. Thereafter, the … Continue reading “New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch”

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Immigrant Advocates Praise Stimulus Package, But Call on Governor to Address Larger Gap of Immigrants Left out of Unemployment Benefits

As Governor Newsom unveiled a sweeping new spending package to support Californians struggling from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates called attention to the need to patch the largest gap in the state’s safety net: undocumented Californians excluded from unemployment benefits and stimulus checks. While the Governor has provided some one-time payments to … Continue reading “Immigrant Advocates Praise Stimulus Package, But Call on Governor to Address Larger Gap of Immigrants Left out of Unemployment Benefits”

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