Upcoming Events at LAS-ELC - 100th anniversary Gala! - Thursday Sept. 22, 2016 MORE
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Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2013
The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), Wage Justice Center, and Workplace Justice Initiative have helped secure $270,000 in unpaid wages and interest owed to four caregivers from their former employers who owned and operated the residential senior care facility Sunset Gardens.
New at LAS-ELCDecember 12, 2013
Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D‐NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D‐CT) introduced the FAMILY Act, legislation to establish a national paid family leave program. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act would offer 12 weeks of partially paid leave to eligible workers when they need time away from work to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, deal with their own serious illness, or for certain military caregiving or leave purposes.More
U.S. citizen files suit against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for unlawfully barring him from employment
Press ReleaseDecember 9, 2013
The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (“LAS-ELC”) today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Victor Guerrero, a naturalized American citizen and Stockton resident whose application to work as a correctional officer for the State of California has been twice rejected because of his prior use of an invalid Social Security number (“SSN”). By filing this case, Mr.
New at LAS-ELCDecember 9, 2013
Today, LAS-ELC filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Victor Guerrero, a naturalized American citizen and Stockton resident whose application to work as a correctional officer for the State of California has been twice rejected because of his prior use of an invalid Social Security number (“SSN”). More
New at LAS-ELCDecember 6, 2013
This week, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney Elizabeth Kristen, together with Cacilia Kim, Senior Staff Attorney at the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), represented a 20 year-old member of the U.S. Air Force who was sexually assaulted by a superior non commissioned officer while serving his country before the Air Force’s Formal Physical Evaluation Board.More
Press ReleaseNovember 19, 2013
New at LAS-ELCNovember 11, 2013
As we honor the service of veterans on this Veterans Day, we must also remember the obstacles veterans face when they return to civilian life - including the critical challenge of finding and keeping a job. More
PublicationOctober 31, 2013
Press ReleaseOctober 31, 2013
The Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project (VAWRP), which provides free legal services to Vietnamese Americans facing problems in the workplace, today announces a series of Vietnamese-language community workshops aimed at educating the Vietnamese American community in the South Bay about their rights on the job.
PublicationOctober 30, 2013