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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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Alhambra High School Reaches Compliance with Settlement Agreement in Landmark Title IX Case

Last week, in the landmark class action Title IX lawsuit, Cruz v. Alhambra, the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, California granted the parties’ request for the Court to end its oversight of the case now that Alhambra High School has complied with the terms of the settlement agreement.  In the past ten years, the … Continue reading “Alhambra High School Reaches Compliance with Settlement Agreement in Landmark Title IX Case”

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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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