Press Releases

LAS-ELC to Co-Host Trafficking Workshop on January 31st

January is Trafficking Awareness Month, a good time to think about how to identify victims of this terrible human rights violation and how best to advocate for them.  According to the International Labor Organization, over three-quarters of the people trafficked across the globe are estimated to be involved in forced labor.  They are extracting, harvesting, … Continue reading “LAS-ELC to Co-Host Trafficking Workshop on January 31st”

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New Regulations Affirm Rights of Californians With Disabilities

Underscoring California’s role as a leader in advancing the rights of individuals with disabilities, regulations implementing the disability provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on December 20, 2012.  Effective December 31, 2012, the new rules clarify the protections provided by state and federal statutes, which … Continue reading “New Regulations Affirm Rights of Californians With Disabilities”

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Join us for the 2013 Women’s Policy Summit on January 17th

On January 17th, LAS-ELC will be co-sponsoring the 2013 Women’s Policy Summit, Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power, in Sacramento.  Join us for a unique opportunity to learn what state legislators and leading advocates identify as top priorities for improving the health and well-being of California’s diverse communities of women and girls.

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Every year, 6.6 million people in the United States are affected by stalking, defined as willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following or harassing another person and threatening them, causing them to fear for their safety or that of their family.  1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking, which has serious emotional, … Continue reading “January is National Stalking Awareness Month”

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Gerardo Vicuña awarded Ochoa Legal Group Scholarship

Legal Aid intern Gerardo Vicuña has been selected as a 2012 recipient of the Ochoa Legal Group Workers’ Rights Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to law students for their exemplary work, dedication and legal advocacy on behalf of working people.  Originally from Mexico, Gerardo grew up in Orosi (Central Valley) California before attending UC Berkeley … Continue reading “Gerardo Vicuña awarded Ochoa Legal Group Scholarship”

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Workers’ Rights Clinic Opened in Orange County

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center has added Orange County to the list of its Workers’ Rights Clinic sites. The Orange County Workers’ Rights Clinic is a collaboration of Legal Aid, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and UC Irvine School of Law.  The Orange County Clinic is housed at LASOC and is … Continue reading “Workers’ Rights Clinic Opened in Orange County”

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Members of Congress and Advocates Announce Federal Legislation Protecting Pregnant Workers from Discrimination

May 8, 2012—Today Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and 63 cosponsors, including Jackie Speier, Susan Davis, and Anna Eshoo of California, will introduce the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).  This legislation would require employers to provide reasonable job modifications that would allow pregnant women to continue working and supporting their families. “Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is pleased to endorse … Continue reading “Members of Congress and Advocates Announce Federal Legislation Protecting Pregnant Workers from Discrimination”

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EEOC Publishes Factsheet for Survivors of Domestic Violence

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a new fact sheet describing the ways in which federal anti-discrimination laws protect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking at work.  The EEOC district offices are also now conducting trainings to community groups on this important topic.  To request a … Continue reading “EEOC Publishes Factsheet for Survivors of Domestic Violence”

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Project Attorney Charlotte Noss Appointed to San Francisco Wage Theft Task Force

LAS-ELC Project Attorney Charlotte Noss has been appointed to serve on this first-ever San Francisco Wage Theft Task Force.   This new policy making body was formed by the Board of Supervisors to efficiently organize city resources in the fight against wage theft.  Wage Theft occurs when employers fail to pay workers the wages they are … Continue reading “Project Attorney Charlotte Noss Appointed to San Francisco Wage Theft Task Force”

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