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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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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Ontario, California

The Warehouse Worker Resource Center and Legal Aid at Work Team Up to Provide Free Legal Services in the Inland Empire

(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2021) — The Warehouse Worker Resource Center is pleased to announce that it will launch Legal Aid at Work’s newest location of its Workers’ Rights Clinic, devoted to the employment issues of low-wage workers.  The Clinic, located at 521 N Euclid Avenue in Ontario, will begin on April 14 and will … Continue reading “New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Ontario, California”

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Fair Play For Girls in Sports Project Testifies Before California State Assembly on Gender Inequity Issues in Youth Sports Reopening and Importance of Instilling Equity

Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports project testified at a Joint Informational Hearing (testimony here) convened by the California State Assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media and the Higher Education Committee on March 17, 2021. The Committee Chair, the Honorable Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva, and the Honorable Vice-Chair Assembly Member … Continue reading “Fair Play For Girls in Sports Project Testifies Before California State Assembly on Gender Inequity Issues in Youth Sports Reopening and Importance of Instilling Equity”

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115 Workers’ Rights Organizations Call on California Legislature to Expand Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Crisis

Today, the California Work & Family Coalition, the California Employment Lawyers Association, Legal Aid at Work, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, and 111 other organizations join in asking Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to act now to protect California’s families.  In our joint letter we ask for immediate action to expand … Continue reading “115 Workers’ Rights Organizations Call on California Legislature to Expand Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Crisis”

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