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Fishermen file human trafficking suit against ship captain
Law360, September 23, 2016 (requires subscription)

Fishermen file lawsuit alleging slavery on Hawaii longliner
KHON, September 22, 2016

Indonesian fishermen tell of being trafficked before SF escape
San Francisco Chronicle, September 23, 2016 (requires subscription)

A century later, Legal Aid employment work still on cutting edge
The Recorder (San Francisco), September 22, 2016 (requires subscription)

Fishermen who fled slavery in San Francisco sue boat owner
Associated Press, September 22, 2016

Workers for Burma Superstar restaurants file lawsuit over unfair wages
KRON4, September 9, 2016

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

Press ReleaseSeptember 22, 2016

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 the minimum wage.

Innovation continues as Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center celebrates 100th anniversary

Press ReleaseSeptember 20, 2016

After a century of service to low-income people in San Francisco and statewide, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is celebrating — and raising funds to help expand our Workers’ Rights Clinic.

Workers for popular Burma Superstar restaurants file class action over wages, breaks, sick pay

Press ReleaseSeptember 9, 2016

Current and former employees of Burma Superstar filed a lawsuit today on behalf of about 100 kitchen staff at its chain of restaurants on both sides of San Francisco Bay. They allege the owners failed to pay many workers the minimum wage and routinely denied workers overtime pay, breaks, and sick leave they were due.

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