Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center (LAS–ELC Site). By using this website, you agree to the following Terms of Use.

Online Privacy Statement &
Information You Voluntarily Submit to LAS–ELC Site

Please review our Privacy Policy, which is part of this User Agreement and describes how we handle any personally identifying information about LAS–ELC Site users, including information you voluntarily submit to the LAS–ELC Site. By providing such information, you hereby acknowledge and agree to LAS–ELC’s treatment of such information as described in the Online Privacy Statement.


The LAS–ELC owns or licenses the copyright in all the materials on the LAS–ELC Site, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, audio clips, photographs, and software (together, the “LAS–ELC Content”). The LAS–ELC Content is protected by United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws . To the extent your use of material on the LAS–ELC Site does not constitute “fair use” for which you do not need our permission, the following rules apply to use of the material:

Permitted Distribution. Unless the specific web page from which LAS–ELC text materials is available indicates you may not do so, you may copy or distribute any text materials that appear on the LAS–ELC Site in print or digital format only and only for the following non-commercial purposes: research, teaching, private study, and activism within a local geographic area regarding civil liberties issues. You may also distribute LAS–ELC Content that is not LAS–ELC text materials if and only to the extent that the specific launching page from which that LAS–ELC Content is accessible, and/or the LAS–ELC Content itself, explicitly indicates that the LAS–ELC Content may be distributed in a specified manner. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all distributed copies must display the following copyright notice:

Copyright [2010 or other year indicated] Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center
Reprinted with permission of the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center

Distribution Requiring Advance Written Permission. You must obtain written permission in advance if you wish to reproduce LAS–ELC Content that is not text material (e.g., videos, drawings, photographs, podcasts, etc.) or if you wish to reproduce any LAS–ELC content for any reason not listed in the previous paragraph. You can request this permission by sending us an email at info@las-elc.org that contains the information listed below:

  • a complete description of the LAS–ELC content requested, such as the URL of the web page that contains the LAS–ELC content, a description of the sections or paragraphs that will be distributed, and, where applicable, the title and date of the LAS–ELC content;
  • a description of the intended audience;
  • a description of the manner of distribution;
  • the length, retail price, and approximate size of first printing or circulation that will include the LAS–ELC content;
  • a description of the geographic scope of the distribution and the length of time for which rights are being requested. (Please note that the LAS–ELC grants only nonexclusive rights);
  • a reply fax number or email address and a phone number.

Information You Post to the LAS–ELC Site

To the extent you voluntarily post material to the LAS–ELC Site for display on the LAS–ELC Site itself (e.g., postings and comments to LAS–ELC blogs and forums), you automatically grant to LAS–ELC an irrevocable, perpetual worldwide license for the LAS–ELC to display such material on the LAS–ELC Site, except to the extent we have indicated otherwise on the portion of the LAS–ELC Site that permits you to post such information (e.g., if a particular blog or forum on the LAS–ELC Site posts any specific terms of use that applies to that particular blog or forum). Additionally, unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon in writing by you and LAS–ELC, by posting any material to the LAS–ELC Site for display on the LAS–ELC Site, you are representing, warranting and covenanting to the LAS–ELC that those materials are original to you or you have obtained permissions, releases, rights or licenses, if any are required (including where use of that material does not constitute “fair use”), that you assume full responsibility for the posting of such material vis-à-vis third parties, including but not limited to make any payments to third parties with respect to displaying such third party material. By posting material for display on a portion of the LAS–ELC Site that contains specific terms of use applicable to that portion of the LAS–ELC Site, you agree you have read, understand, agree to and accept such specific terms of use.


Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center, LAS–ELC, and any other trademarks on the LAS–ELC Site (collectively “LAS–ELC Trademarks”) are trademarks of the LAS–ELC in the United States and other countries unless it is explicitly stated on the LAS–ELC Site where a trademark appears that the trademark is the trademark of a third party (or it is obvious from the context that it is the trademark of a third party; e.g., where we include on the LAS–ELC Site the name or logo of a coalition partner) (“Third-Party Trademarks”). To the extent your use of LAS–ELC Trademarks does not constitute “fair use” for which you do not need our permission, the following rules apply to use of the material:

You may not use the LAS–ELC Trademarks for any product or service that does not belong to the LAS–ELC, nor in any manner that is likely to cause confusion about whether we are the source, affiliated with, sponsor of or endorser of any product or service. In addition, you may not use the LAS–ELC Trademarks in any manner that illegally disparages or discredits us.

Your ability to use a Third-Party Trademark that appears on the LAS–ELC Site is limited to the manner, if any, in which the LAS–ELC Site explicitly states on the page on which such Third-Party Trademark appears that such use in such manner is authorized by the third-party owner of that Third-Party Trademark (unless your use is permissible under the law (e.g., it is “fair use”) or the owner of such Third-Party Trademark has specifically granted you the right to such use in such manner).

Frames and Metatags

You may not frame the content of the LAS–ELC Site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates LAS–ELC Trademarks or our name without our express written consent.

Links to Other Websites

The LAS–ELC Site contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for and have no control over these other sites or their content. Remember that when you link to another site, that other site is governed by its own user agreement and privacy statement, which you should be sure to read.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “trojan horses” or other destructive materials to the LAS–ELC site, we do not guarantee or warrant that the LAS–ELC site or materials that may be downloaded from the LAS–ELC site are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.

We are not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in the LAS–ELC site, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of the LAS–ELC site or your breach of any provision of this user agreement.


We reserve the right to terminate the LAS–ELC Site and this User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any such termination.

Governing Law

This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the State of California, County of San Francisco, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

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Workers’ Rights Clinic

If our fact sheets do not answer all your questions and you want further help, contact our Workers’ Rights Clinics.

The Workers’ Rights Clinics provide free legal information to workers who meet our income guidelines. There are three Clinic locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and a phone-in Clinic for those who can’t visit one of our locations.