Press Releases

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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Elizabeth Kristen Selected as 2012 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard

Elizabeth Kristen, Director of Legal Aid’s Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program, has been selected as a 2012 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow.  As a Wasserstein Fellow, Elizabeth will spend two days in residence at Harvard Law School meeting with and mentoring Harvard law students who are considering a career in public interest law.

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Disability Rights Program takes on Law School Admissions Council for Discrimination Against Prospective Lawyers with Disabilities

On behalf of three individuals, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center is seeking permission to join a federal court case alleging that the Law School Admissions Council Discriminates against prospective lawyers with disabilities. According to the complaint, the LSAC excludes and discriminates against test-takers with disabilities by imposing onerous and unnecessary documentation requirements upon those … Continue reading “Disability Rights Program takes on Law School Admissions Council for Discrimination Against Prospective Lawyers with Disabilities”

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Skadden Fellowship Sponsorship

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center is pleased to invite applications for sponsorship of a Skadden Fellow for the two-year period beginning in September 2013.  The two-year fellowship offers a recent law school graduate the opportunity to obtain training in litigation as well as many other aspects of public interest practice.  The Skadden Fellowship … Continue reading “Skadden Fellowship Sponsorship”

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Department of Labor Making Progress in Disability Employment Rights

Patricia A. Shiu, former Director of Programs at Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center and current director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, is pushing for big changes in the way that federal contractors make their hiring and employment decisions. Proposed regulations spearheaded by Director Shiu will require that federal … Continue reading “Department of Labor Making Progress in Disability Employment Rights”

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Fair Play for Girls in Sports: New LAS-ELC Project Launched

In order to promote the health, well-being, education, and employment opportunities for low-income girls in grades K–12, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center has established a new project: Fair Play for Girls in Sports. Helping to make this possible is a generous grant from John and Terry Levin and the Jay and Rose Phillips Family … Continue reading “Fair Play for Girls in Sports: New LAS-ELC Project Launched”

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