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Hazardous Materials Laborers Allege Exploitation of Wage and Hour Law Against P.W. Stephens Environmental, Inc.

A federal collective and class action lawsuit was filed today on behalf of laborers against P.W. Stephens Environmental, Inc. (P.W. Stephens), alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime under federal and California laws, among other wage and hour claims.  The named plaintiff Aned Lopez and the putative class are represented by the Legal Aid … Continue reading “Hazardous Materials Laborers Allege Exploitation of Wage and Hour Law Against P.W. Stephens Environmental, Inc.”

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Federal Court Finds California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Violated Title VII by Barring U.S. Citizen from Employment

On Tuesday, July 21, a San Francisco federal court ruled that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) and the California State Personnel Board (“SPB”) violated federal civil rights law by denying employment to Victor Guerrero, now a naturalized U.S. citizen, because he had used an invalid Social Security number (“SSN”) to work while … Continue reading “Federal Court Finds California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Violated Title VII by Barring U.S. Citizen from Employment”

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World Cup Women Still Competing, Against Inequity

The Huffington Post
Kim Turner

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Workers’ Rights Clinic Launches New Site in Watsonville

On July 14th, LAS-ELC will add Watsonville to its roster of Workers’ Rights Clinic sites, allowing greater numbers of low-wage workers in California to get free help with urgent workplace problems. In partnership with the Watsonville Law Center (WLC) and the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Watsonville Clinic site will be staffed by law counselors from … Continue reading “Workers’ Rights Clinic Launches New Site in Watsonville”

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Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case

A settlement has been reached between Clayton Valley Charter High School (Clayton High) and its female athletes to increase equality in high school athletic opportunities, treatment and benefits. Clayton High has agreed to: improve and maintain equitable athletic facilities for girls and boys; offer additional girls’ athletic teams; increase outreach to girls to participate in … Continue reading “Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case”

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Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case

A settlement has been reached between Clayton Valley Charter High School (Clayton High) and its female athletes to increase equality in high school athletic opportunities, treatment and benefits. Clayton High has agreed to: improve and maintain equitable athletic facilities for girls and boys; offer additional girls’ athletic teams; increase outreach to girls to participate in … Continue reading “Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case”

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Domestic Worker Survives Human Trafficking, Celebrates Wage Theft Victory

Media advisory for: Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 AM What: On the heels of International Domestic Workers Day, workers and advocates will bring visibility to a pivotal wage theft case in San Francisco.  Francisca Vasquez, a domestic worker, spent nearly 20 years mostly in isolation in her employer’s home where she worked around the clock cooking, cleaning, … Continue reading “Domestic Worker Survives Human Trafficking, Celebrates Wage Theft Victory”

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Unequal Play

Los Angeles Lawyer
Elizabeth Kristen & Cacilia Kim

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Female Athletes and School District Settle Title IX Case After Ninth Circuit Ruling

The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and Sweetwater Union High School District have reached agreement to resolve issues in the class action lawsuit, Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, et al., which addressed Title IX discrimination and retaliation issues at Castle … Continue reading “Female Athletes and School District Settle Title IX Case After Ninth Circuit Ruling”

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