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Mayor Lee Signs Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

Mayor Ed Lee today signed the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance into law, encouraging employers and employees to create flexible work arrangements so workers can meet family caregiving obligations.

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Shira Levine Joins LAS-ELC as SPILF Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Shira Levine joins us today as a Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (SPILF) Fellow.  Each year, Stanford Law School awards Public Interest Fellowships to recent graduates who have a history of public service, who provide leadership within the law school, and who are committed to careers as lawyers in … Continue reading “Shira Levine Joins LAS-ELC as SPILF Fellow”

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Vance and Nassar Decisions Threaten Workers’ Rights

Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), extolled by FDR as perhaps “the most far-reaching, farsighted program for the benefit of workers ever adopted here or in any other country.”  But rather than celebrating FLSA—the bedrock of modern employment law—workers’ rights advocates are reeling from two negative Supreme Court … Continue reading “Vance and Nassar Decisions Threaten Workers’ Rights”

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Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement for Nail Salon Workers

San Mateo Superior Court Judge Marie S. Weiner entered an order today granting preliminary approval of a class action settlement reached between current and former employees of the popular San Mateo County based nail salon chain, Natalie Salon, and the owners and operators of the chain. Read the press release.

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Fernando Flores Appointed to CA Bar’s Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee

We are delighted to announce that LAS-ELC WageHELP Program Director Fernando Flores has been appointed to serve on the California State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee from October 2013 until October 2016.  As a member of this distinguished group, Fernando seeks to bring greater attention to the issues facing low-wage workers while … Continue reading “Fernando Flores Appointed to CA Bar’s Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee”

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Jinny Kim named a “Top Labor & Employment Lawyer” by the Daily Journal

The Daily Journal has named Senior Staff Attorney Jinny Kim to its annual “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers” list, which honors leading attorneys in California whose work is making an impact on society and the legal profession.  Jinny is an accomplished civil rights litigator, who has, throughout her 14 year career, advocated for the employment … Continue reading “Jinny Kim named a “Top Labor & Employment Lawyer” by the Daily Journal”

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ADA Access Work Completed at San Francisco Unified School District

In a story recently reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has completed the ADA access work required by a class action lawsuit brought in 1999 by school children with mobility and visual disabilities.  The comprehensive settlement reached in the case in 2004 mandated 100 fully accessible SFUSD schools, … Continue reading “ADA Access Work Completed at San Francisco Unified School District”

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LAS-ELC Staff Attorney Explains Meal Break Laws on Radio Show

Fernando Flores of LAS–ELC’s Wage and Hour Enforcement Litigation Program (WageHELP) discusses legally mandated meal and rest breaks on KPCC’s AirTalk. The conversation comes as the California Supreme Court weighs the same issues in Brinker Restaurant Corp. et al. v. Superior Court of San Diego County. Listen to the episode

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Laundromat Worker Sues for Wage Violations

Worker labored over 12 hour days for $2 an hour A former solo laundromat attendant in Oakland is suing her employer, claiming gross violations of minimum wage and overtime laws. The plaintiff claims that she frequently worked over 12 hours a day for six and sometimes seven days in a row for as little as … Continue reading “Laundromat Worker Sues for Wage Violations”

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