New at LAS-ELC

New at LAS-ELCDecember 18, 2014

LAS-ELC is deeply honored to have received the first awardee-directed donation associated with the "Chairman Robert M. Dell Award for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service" from Latham & Watkins LLP, which will enable us to provide free legal services to even greater numbers of low-income workers facing urgent workplace problems. More

New at LAS-ELCDecember 8, 2014

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the Supreme Court of California's August 2014 opinion in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., which reaffirmed that, with few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy the same state law protections and remedies against workplace abuses as all other employees in the California workplace. More

Press ReleaseNovember 25, 2014

Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the San Francisco Predictable Scheduling and Fair Treatment for Formula Retail Employees Ordinance—legislation that will give at least 35,000 hourly workers in the city of San Francisco, who work for major chain-stores, the predictable schedules and regular pay they need to secure their families’ well-being.

New at LAS-ELCNovember 21, 2014

The steps taken by President Obama to provide immigration relief to millions of deserving immigrants are steps in the right direction.More

New at LAS-ELCNovember 20, 2014

Yesterday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, which will give more predictable schedules and greater opportunities for full time work to restaurant and retail workers.More

New at LAS-ELCNovember 14, 2014

Together with the Center for Workers’ Rights, LAS-ELC has launched a new Workers’ Rights Clinic site in Davis. As the only clinic providing free legal services to undocumented workers within a sixty mile radius of Davis, this new Workers’ Rights Clinic site has already served 43 low-wage workers in its first four sessions.More

New at LAS-ELCNovember 10, 2014

Our Fair Play for Girls in Sports project is thrilled to unveil new toolkit materials for the Fair Play in Community Sports Act (AB 2404) to help community members and park and recreation departments achieve gender equity in local sports programs.More

New at LAS-ELCOctober 28, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to draw attention to a pervasive and devastating problem. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 22.2 percent of women and 7.4 percent of men have been physically assaulted by an intimate partner in their lifetime.More

PublicationOctober 27, 2014

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 30, 2014

Supervisor David Chiu today announced the introduction of city-wide legislation that, if enacted, will give thousands of hourly workers in the city of San Francisco the predictable schedules—and regular pay—they need to secure their families’ well-being.More