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Gov. Brown Signs SB 770 to Expand Paid Family Leave

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 24, 2013

Today, Governor Brown signed into law SB 770, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to allow workers to receive Paid Family Leave benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law.  The new law will take effect July 1, 2014.More

Gov. Brown Extends Paid Family Leave to More Working Caregivers

Press ReleaseSeptember 24, 2013

Today, Governor Brown signed into law SB 770, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to allow workers to receive Paid Family Leave benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law.  The new law will take effect July 1, 2014.

CAIR & LAS-ELC Announce Settlement in Abercrombie & Fitch Hijab Lawsuits

Press ReleaseSeptember 23, 2013

Earlier this morning, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the settlement of a three and a half year lawsuit against teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.

U.S. Extends Minimum Wage & Overtime Protections to Home Care Workers

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 20, 2013

In a move that will benefit nearly two million home care workers in the U.S., the Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will extend the minimum wage and weekly overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to home care workers providing in-home support services to persons with disabilities, including aging persons.

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Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Heads to Governor

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 12, 2013

Yesterday the California Legislature approved SB 400, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide employment protections to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. SB 400 now heads to Governor Brown, who has until October 13, 2013 to act on the measure.  Please take action today to show your support for this esssential piece of legislation.

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Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Heads to Governor

Press ReleaseSeptember 11, 2013

Today, the Legislature approved SB 400, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide employment protections to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.  The Assembly passed the bill on September 9, 2013, and today the Senate concurred, both with strong bipartisan support.  SB 400 now heads to Governor Brown, who has until October 13, 2013 to act on the measure.

San Francisco Businesses Recognized as Top Workplaces for Mothers

Press ReleaseSeptember 9, 2013

On September 9th, eighteen San Francisco employers who prioritize parental leave, work-family balance, and lactation accommodations were recognized by the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition - a public-private collaboration of employers, non-profits, and government agencies.

LAS-ELC, CAIR-SFBA Win Judgment Against Abercrombie & Fitch in Hijab Case

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 9, 2013

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and LAS-ELC today announced a legal victory in a lawsuit against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch over the firing of a Muslim worker who refused to remove her religiously-mandated hijab (headscarf) as a condition for keeping her job.

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SB 770 Passes California Assembly

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 5, 2013

Today, SB 770, authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) passed through the Assembly with a final vote of 51-22. This bill allows workers to receive Paid Family Leave benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law. The measure, sponsored by Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), and supported by the California Work & Family Coalition, a project of Next Generation, would expand the definition of family to more accurately reflect the caregiving responsibilities of California families.

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Senate Bills 400 and 770 are headed to the Assembly Floor

New at LAS-ELCAugust 30, 2013

On the cusp of Labor Day, we are excited to announce that today, Senate Bills 400 and 770, both authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and sponsored by LAS – ELC, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  SB 400 prohibits employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and would provide for reasonable safety accommodations in the workplace.

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