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Lawyers, social justice community urge rejection of ‘dangerous’ Attorney General nominee

Dozens of social justice lawyers and activists will gather at the San Francisco office of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today to urge her and her colleagues to reject President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be U.S. Attorney General. The attorneys and staff of Legal Aid at Work invite other … Continue reading “Lawyers, social justice community urge rejection of ‘dangerous’ Attorney General nominee”

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Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime

Dec. 20, 2016, OAKLAND — A prep cook for Gordo Taqueria restaurants filed a class action lawsuit Friday on behalf of about 75 current and former workers for the popular chain, which operates in six locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, alleging it didn’t pay out tips to its employees or pay overtime … Continue reading “Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime”

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Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district

DECEMBER 14, 2016 PORTLAND, ORE. — Students suing Lake Oswego School District near Portland over girls’ access to sports programs and facilities are seeking to expand their case to a class action and have brought in a nonprofit that has enforced Title IX in K-12 districts across California. The Fair Play project at Legal Aid … Continue reading “Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district”

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LAS-ELC Joins Efforts to End Military Sexual Trauma

Each year, more than 19,000 members of our armed forces are raped or sexually assaulted at work. This epidemic of sexual violence has been called the “invisible war” due to a culture of silence which keeps survivors from reporting these crimes and can result in a lack of action when reports are made.

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Kim Turner Selected: Lawyers on the Fast Track

We congratulate Kim Turner, John and Terry Levin Fellow for Fair Play for Girls in Sports, for being selected as one of The Recorder’s 2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track.  The second annual list includes 50 California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.  All selected lawyers will be … Continue reading “Kim Turner Selected: Lawyers on the Fast Track”

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Take Action This Equal Pay Day

April 9th is Equal Pay Day, a chance to acknowledge the persistent income gap between men and women and to commit to doing something to close it.  Each year, Equal Pay Day is celebrated on the date that marks how much longer a woman must work to earn the same pay a man earned, on … Continue reading “Take Action This Equal Pay Day”

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LAS-ELC Awarded Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellowship

We are honored that we have been selected as the host organization for a two-year Shartsis Friese LLP (SF LLP) Public Interest Fellowship.  This Fellowship will allow us to launch the Vietnamese American Workers Rights Project, which will provide free legal assistance to low wage workers in the South Bay.

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Sharon Terman Talks Paid Sick Days with Public Radio

Senior Staff Attorney Sharon Terman was interviewed Monday, April 1st on Southern California Public Radio’s Air Talk program about the recent nationwide spate of legislation guaranteeing paid sick days for workers.  In the interview, Sharon explained the urgent need for paid sick days to ensure that low-wage workers are not at risk of losing a … Continue reading “Sharon Terman Talks Paid Sick Days with Public Radio”

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Bill McNeil and Fernando Flores in the Daily Journal: The Effect of Arbitration Agreements on Low-Wage Workers

On April 3rd the state Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sonic-Calabasas A., Inc. v. Frank Moreno and considered the preemptive reach of the Federal Arbitration Act as it relates to the ability of claimants to pursue their claim using the labor commissioner’s “Berman” process.  In an article in the Daily Journal, LAS-ELC attorneys Bill … Continue reading “Bill McNeil and Fernando Flores in the Daily Journal: The Effect of Arbitration Agreements on Low-Wage Workers”

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