Press Releases

Legal Aid Supports Department of Labor Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Domestic Workers; Calls on Administration to Ensure Funding

The U.S. Department of Labor is currently considering proposed regulations that will improve working conditions for domestic workers across the United States. These regulations would place more workers who provide home care to persons with disabilities, including aging person, under the protections of the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, the mechanisms for providing in-home … Continue reading “Legal Aid Supports Department of Labor Proposal to Strengthen Protections for Domestic Workers; Calls on Administration to Ensure Funding”

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Settlement Reached in Landmark Civil Rights Case

Twenty-three immigrant women workers who challenged English proficiency tests announced a settlement in their landmark federal civil rights case against a major multinational corporation.  In the course of two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rivera v. Nibco, Inc. created important national legal precedents and strengthened the rights of immigrant workers to bring claims of … Continue reading “Settlement Reached in Landmark Civil Rights Case”

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Settlement Reached in Landmark Civil Rights Case

Twenty-three immigrant women workers who challenged English proficiency tests announced a settlement in their landmark federal civil rights case against a major multinational corporation. In the course of two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rivera v. Nibco, Inc. created important national legal precedents and strengthened the rights of immigrant workers to bring claims of workplace abuse … Continue reading “Settlement Reached in Landmark Civil Rights Case”

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A Video Introduction to the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic

Watch a video report from The Recorder on the newly launched Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic, at the Ed Roberts Clinic in Berkeley. The new Clinic is a project of the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and is now providing a full array of free counseling, advice, … Continue reading “A Video Introduction to the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic”

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California Supreme Court Grants Review of Anti-Immigrant Worker Decision

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, the California Supreme Court agreed to review a lower-court opinion in a civil rights case that will have a broad impact on the rights of immigrant workers in California. In its Petition for Review to the California Supreme Court, the LAS–ELC argued that the lower court had ignored well-established laws … Continue reading “California Supreme Court Grants Review of Anti-Immigrant Worker Decision”

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LAS-ELC Helps Women Veterans at Bakersfield Stand Up

Today LAS-ELC joined the California Women’s Law Center to provide legal services to homeless women veterans in Bakersfield, CA at the Kern County Women Veterans Stand Up organized by California Veterans Assistance Association. More than 100 women veterans attended the event, and about a dozen sought legal services.

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Enhancing Women’s Inclusion in Firefighting in the USA

Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Denise Hulett, Marc Bendick Jr, and Sheila Y. Thomasand Francine Moccio

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Drawing the Line after Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. V. NLRB: Strategies for Protecting Undocumented Workers in the Title VII Context and Beyond

Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal
Christopher Ho and Jennifer Chang

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