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Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility

The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (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.  The settlement, signed last week and totaling $325,000, was achieved in … Continue reading “Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility”

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U.S. citizen files suit against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for unlawfully barring him from employment

The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (“LAS-ELC”) today 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 … Continue reading “U.S. citizen files suit against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for unlawfully barring him from employment”

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LAS-ELC Represents Victim of Sexual Assault Forced Out of Military After Reporting Attack

This week, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney Elizabeth Kristen, together with Cacilia Kim, Senior Staff Attorney at the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), represented a 20 year-old member of the U.S. Air Force who was sexually assaulted by a superior non commissioned officer while serving his country before the Air Force’s Formal Physical Evaluation Board.

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New CA Law Prohibits Job Discrimination Against Veterans

As we honor the service of veterans on this Veterans Day, we must also remember the obstacles veterans face when they return to civilian life – including the critical challenge of finding and keeping a job. 

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California Park and Recreation Departments Fall Short on Gender Equity

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New Law Will Help San Francisco Workers Balance Jobs And Family

The Huffington Post
Julia Parish

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Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project to Hold Series of Community Education Events

The Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project (VAWRP), which provides free legal services to Vietnamese Americans facing problems in the workplace, today announces a series of Vietnamese-language community workshops aimed at educating the Vietnamese American community in the South Bay about their rights on the job. The first of these events will be held on Tuesday, … Continue reading “Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project to Hold Series of Community Education Events”

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Advancing Low-Wage Worker Organizing Through Legal Representation

Clearinghouse Review
Sameer Ashar, Fernando Flores and Sara Feldman

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Employment Protections for Abuse Victims

Daily Journal
Sharon Terman and Rachael Langston

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