Press Releases

Laws Give California Workers More Protection from Retaliation

Daily Journal
Marsha Chien and Sara Feldman

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Bill Will Clean Up Recruiter Practices

Daily Journal
Shira Levine

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Winning Is Taking Part

The Huffington Post
Kim Turner

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CA Paycheck Fairness Act Approved by Appropriations Committee

In an important step toward justice for victims of wage theft, AB 1164, the California Paycheck Fairness Act, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today by a vote of 12-5.

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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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