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Lawyers, social justice community urge rejection of ‘dangerous’ Attorney General nominee

Dozens of social justice lawyers and activists will gather at the San Francisco office of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today to urge her and her colleagues to reject President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be U.S. Attorney General. The attorneys and staff of Legal Aid at Work invite other … Continue reading “Lawyers, social justice community urge rejection of ‘dangerous’ Attorney General nominee”

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Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime

Dec. 20, 2016, OAKLAND — A prep cook for Gordo Taqueria restaurants filed a class action lawsuit Friday on behalf of about 75 current and former workers for the popular chain, which operates in six locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, alleging it didn’t pay out tips to its employees or pay overtime … Continue reading “Prep cook files class action claiming popular Gordo Taqueria chain didn’t properly pay tips and overtime”

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Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district

DECEMBER 14, 2016 PORTLAND, ORE. — Students suing Lake Oswego School District near Portland over girls’ access to sports programs and facilities are seeking to expand their case to a class action and have brought in a nonprofit that has enforced Title IX in K-12 districts across California. The Fair Play project at Legal Aid … Continue reading “Gender discrimination class action filed against Oregon district”

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Disability Workshop In Spanish

The Worker’ Rights Disability Law Clinic will host a free public workshop in Spanish: Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process Tuesday, November 22 at 7pm Ed Roberts Campus adjacent to the Asby BART Station Osher Room (Ground Floor) 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703 For more information, please call 415-864-8848 or email [email protected] If you … Continue reading “Disability Workshop In Spanish”

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Legal Aid Celebrates Transgender Awareness Week

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center is proud to celebrate Transgender Awareness week. We join LGBT centers, nonprofit organizations, and individuals across the country in calling attention to key issues affecting the transgender community.

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Sharon Terman Selected for Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award

We are very pleased to announce that Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center Senior Staff Attorney Sharon Terman is the recipient of this year’s Stanford Law School Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award. The Award “recognizes an alumnus/a whose outstanding work has advanced justice and social change in the lives of vulnerable populations.” Sharon’s entire career … Continue reading “Sharon Terman Selected for Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award”

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San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers

WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and community efforts to promote the health of parents and their babies. Media availability. WHO: Representatives of 43 employers that earned Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards for 2016 (see list below) Emily Murase, executive director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women Nancy Milliken, director, National Center of … Continue reading “San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers”

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Fishermen claim human trafficking, horrific conditions on American boat based in San Francisco, Honolulu

Two men from Indonesia filed a federal lawsuit here today alleging that they were induced to pay high recruitment fees to work for a U.S.-based fishing vessel, whose captain mistreated them, isolated them at sea for months at a time, and didn’t pay them according to the terms of their employment contract — much less … Continue reading “Fishermen claim human trafficking, horrific conditions on American boat based in San Francisco, Honolulu”

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New California Laws Strengthen Worker Protections

The beginning of 2013 saw the enactment of a host of new employment laws in California, some of which strengthen important protections for workers.  Among them is AB 1964, the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012, which went into effect on January 1, 2013.  The bill, introduced by California Assembly Member Mariko Yamada, reinforces the … Continue reading “New California Laws Strengthen Worker Protections”

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