Press Releases

LAS-ELC’s Kim Turner Publishes Op-ed on Girls’ Access to Sports

Since Title IX was passed over forty years ago, participation in high schools sports by girls has grown from below 300,000 to over 3 million.  But not all girls are reaping the long-term benefits of being involved with athletics, including greater success in academics and higher wages in employment.

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LAS-ELC Joins Efforts to End Military Sexual Trauma

Each year, more than 19,000 members of our armed forces are raped or sexually assaulted at work. This epidemic of sexual violence has been called the “invisible war” due to a culture of silence which keeps survivors from reporting these crimes and can result in a lack of action when reports are made.

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Kim Turner Selected: Lawyers on the Fast Track

We congratulate Kim Turner, John and Terry Levin Fellow for Fair Play for Girls in Sports, for being selected as one of The Recorder’s 2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track.  The second annual list includes 50 California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.  All selected lawyers will be … Continue reading “Kim Turner Selected: Lawyers on the Fast Track”

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LAS-ELC Awarded Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellowship

We are honored that we have been selected as the host organization for a two-year Shartsis Friese LLP (SF LLP) Public Interest Fellowship.  This Fellowship will allow us to launch the Vietnamese American Workers Rights Project, which will provide free legal assistance to low wage workers in the South Bay.

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LAS-ELC Urges EEOC to Protect Employment Rights of Immigrant Workers

On behalf of a coalition of civil rights organizations, LAS-ELC submitted on March 1, 2013 policy recommendations to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) regarding its stated goal of protecting immigrant workers. Too often, immigrant workers are subject to overt discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environments, or confront oppressive English-only policies in the workplace.  An … Continue reading “LAS-ELC Urges EEOC to Protect Employment Rights of Immigrant Workers”

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Take Action This Equal Pay Day

April 9th is Equal Pay Day, a chance to acknowledge the persistent income gap between men and women and to commit to doing something to close it.  Each year, Equal Pay Day is celebrated on the date that marks how much longer a woman must work to earn the same pay a man earned, on … Continue reading “Take Action This Equal Pay Day”

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Sharon Terman Talks Paid Sick Days with Public Radio

Senior Staff Attorney Sharon Terman was interviewed Monday, April 1st on Southern California Public Radio’s Air Talk program about the recent nationwide spate of legislation guaranteeing paid sick days for workers.  In the interview, Sharon explained the urgent need for paid sick days to ensure that low-wage workers are not at risk of losing a … Continue reading “Sharon Terman Talks Paid Sick Days with Public Radio”

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Bill McNeil and Fernando Flores in the Daily Journal: The Effect of Arbitration Agreements on Low-Wage Workers

On April 3rd the state Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sonic-Calabasas A., Inc. v. Frank Moreno and considered the preemptive reach of the Federal Arbitration Act as it relates to the ability of claimants to pursue their claim using the labor commissioner’s “Berman” process.  In an article in the Daily Journal, LAS-ELC attorneys Bill … Continue reading “Bill McNeil and Fernando Flores in the Daily Journal: The Effect of Arbitration Agreements on Low-Wage Workers”

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Arbitration Saga Forges On at State High Court

Daily Journal
William C. McNeill, III and Fernando Flores

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