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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.More
New at LAS-ELCAugust 27, 2013
Today the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs – led by LAS-ELC alumna Patricia A. Shiu – issued final regulations interpreting the obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
New at LAS-ELCAugust 21, 2013
Today, LAS-ELC and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights, or CDM) served Butler Amusements, Inc., a California registered business and the largest carnival company in the western U.S., with a lawsuit that was filed in federal court last month for violations of state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws.
Workers File Suit Against Largest Carnival Company in the Western U.S. for Violating Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws
Press ReleaseAugust 21, 2013
Today, the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights, or CDM) served Butler Amusements, Inc., a California registered business and the largest carnival company in the western U.S., with a lawsuit that was filed in federal court last month for violations of state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws.
New at LAS-ELCAugust 6, 2013
We are very pleased to announce that John and Terry Levin and The Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation of California have awarded a two year grant to Fair Play for Girls in Sports, a project of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. It will allow Fair Play to continue the important work of providing equal athletic opportunities to low-income girls so they may go on to thrive in the classroom and the workplace.More
New at LAS-ELCJuly 19, 2013
Today LAS-ELC joined the California Women's Law Center to provide legal services to homeless women veterans in Long Beach, CA at the third annual Female Stand Down. More than two dozen homeless women veterans sought legal assistance in just the first hour of the Stand Down. Said one of them, "I feel blessed to have found these services today."More