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A High-Wire Act: 9 Tips for New Moms on the Job

The Huffington Post
Kim Turner

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LAS-ELC, CWLC & Simpson Thacher Urge Santa Paula High School to Ensure it Provides Equal Sports Opportunities to Girls

The most recent data from the federal Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ website indicates that at Santa Paula High School fewer girls played sports than boys in relation to enrollment. 

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Bills Expanding Workplace Protections Clear CA Senate Labor Committee

Yesterday four California bills sponsored or co-sponsored by LAS-ELC passed out of the Senate Labor Committee. SB 406 would give more employees job protection while caring for a new child or a seriously ill family member, and its passage takes us one step closer to expanding access to California’s landmark Paid Family Leave program. 

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Ellen Pao’s Trial Stood for Many Earning Far Less

Women's enews
Elizabeth Kristen

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Willits v. City of Los Angeles Sidewalk Settlement Announced

An agreement to resolve the Willits v. City of Los Angeles case was reached today that will result in a more than $1 billion investment in city sidewalk repairs and other pedestrian improvements. The class action sought to ensure better access for persons with mobility disabilities to the city’s sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian crossings … Continue reading “Willits v. City of Los Angeles Sidewalk Settlement Announced”

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FAMILY Act Introduced to Create National Paid Family Leave

Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D‐NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D‐CT) introduced the FAMILY Act, legislation to establish a national paid family leave program.  The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act would offer 12 weeks of partially paid leave to eligible workers when they need time away from work to bond with a new child, care … Continue reading “FAMILY Act Introduced to Create National Paid Family Leave”

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Elizabeth Kristen & Cacilia Kim Named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Kristen, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Gender & LGBT Rights Program, and Cacilia Kim, LAS-ELC Special Counsel, have been named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year by California Lawyer magazine for their victory in Ollier v. Sweetwater, a landmark Title IX case.

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Former Burlington Coat Factory Employee Files Class Action against Burlington Alleging Company Intimidates Employees to Pay for Common On-the-job Mistakes

Today, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Chavez & Gertler LLP filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former employees of Burlington Coat Factory in the California Superior Court for the County of San Mateo.  The complaint alleges that Burlington has a policy and practice of intimidating employees into paying … Continue reading “Former Burlington Coat Factory Employee Files Class Action against Burlington Alleging Company Intimidates Employees to Pay for Common On-the-job Mistakes”

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Leveling the Playing Field, Without Fear

Huffington Post
Kim Turner

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