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Charlotte Noss honored by the California Domestic Workers Coalition

The California Domestic Workers Coalition recognized LAS-ELC attorney Charlotte Noss for her dedication to the fight for social justice for domestic workers.  The award honors her contributions and hard work to support the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights campaign.

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Assemblymembers Approve AB 2039

On May 30, 2012, the California Assembly passed AB 2039 (Swanson), a bill that would allow workers to take job-protected time off to care for seriously ill siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, adult children, and parents-in-law.  Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center is the organizational sponsor of AB 2039 and has long been at the forefront … Continue reading “Assemblymembers Approve AB 2039”

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Legal Aid Honored by UC Hastings for Student Training

The Civil Justice Clinic at UC Hastings College of Law has recognized Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center with its Community Partner Award for “Outstanding Commitment to Workers’ Rights and the Practical Training of Law Students.” Legal Aid has had a longstanding relationship with Hastings and the law school is a key partner in Legal Aid’s … Continue reading “Legal Aid Honored by UC Hastings for Student Training”

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Welcome Summer Law Clerks

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is pleased to have the following law clerks join and work with us for the summer: Marisa Díaz (Stanford Law School), Sean Murphy (University of New Mexico School of Law), Marta Novoa (UC Davis School of Law), Viviana Santiago (UC Berkeley School of Law), Esmeralda Santos (UC Hastings College of … Continue reading “Welcome Summer Law Clerks”

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Legal Update: Federal Judge in Gay and Lesbian State Employee Case Hears Motion for Summary Judgment

Attorneys from Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center argued cross-motions for summary judgment in Dragovich v. CalPERS on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The motions were heard by Judge Claudia Wilken, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The case raises constitutional claims of gay and lesbian state workers who, together with their same-sex … Continue reading “Legal Update: Federal Judge in Gay and Lesbian State Employee Case Hears Motion for Summary Judgment”

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Mothers in the Workforce: The Challenges of Child Care and Paid Leave

As more working mothers are—and remain—in the workforce, the issues of paid leave and equal pay for women have become more and more prominent.  Today, three quarters of women entering the workforce will become pregnant at least once while employed, and a  large proportion of them will remain in the workforce following childbirth. However, the … Continue reading “Mothers in the Workforce: The Challenges of Child Care and Paid Leave”

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New Fresno Workers’ Rights Clinic

On April 18, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (Legal Aid) added Fresno to the list of its Workers’ Rights Clinic sites. The Fresno Workers’ Rights Clinic is a collaboration of Legal Aid, Central California Legal Services (CCLS), the Mexican Consulate, and the Fresno-based law firm of Lang, Richert & Patch. The Fresno Clinic is … Continue reading “New Fresno Workers’ Rights Clinic”

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Equal Pay Day: U.S. Women Still Earning 20% Less than Men

April 17, 2012, marked “Equal Pay Day” in the United States. On average, women earn less than men and therefore they must work one day longer a week to earn  the same pay.  That’s why Equal Pay Day is recognized yearly;  it is to demonstrate concretely that it takes one day more per week for … Continue reading “Equal Pay Day: U.S. Women Still Earning 20% Less than Men”

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Two Legal Aid Attorneys on The Fast Track

We are pleased to announce that Tamika L. Butler and Rachael Langston were selected by the editors of The Recorder as two among 50 Lawyers on the Fast Track. The list recognized attorneys who have practiced 10 years or less and who have demonstrated “substantial accomplishments as leaders, lawyers and community members.” Read more about … Continue reading “Two Legal Aid Attorneys on The Fast Track”

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