Press Releases

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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Women’s Rights Groups Ask Department of Education for a Title IX Review of Penn State

Following the recent allegations of sexual abuse at Penn State University, ten of the nation’s leading civil rights and women’s rights advocacy organizations have formally asked the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to undertake a Title IX compliance review of how the university handles allegations of sexual harassment, especially against athletes. The letter … Continue reading “Women’s Rights Groups Ask Department of Education for a Title IX Review of Penn State”

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Professor Pam Karlan to serve as Special Counsel to Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center is very pleased to announce that Professor Pam Karlan, one of the nation’s preeminent constitutional law experts, will serve as Special Counsel to the organization.

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Formerly Undocumented U.S. Citizen Sues CA Dept of Corrections for Employment Discrimination

Today, LAS-ELC filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Victor Guerrero, a naturalized American citizen and Stockton resident whose application to work as a correctional officer for the State of California has been twice rejected because of his prior use of an invalid Social Security number (“SSN”). 

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Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility

LAS-ELC, Wage Justice Center, and Workplace Justice Initiative have helped secure $270,000 in unpaid wages and interest owed to four caregivers from their former employers who owned and operated the residential senior care facility Sunset Gardens. 

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