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Protect Our Defenders announces the two winners of first annual award: Both LAS-ELC attorneys

Press ReleaseJanuary 20, 2016

Today, Protect Our Defenders (POD), the only national human rights organization solely dedicated to ending the epidemic of harassment and sexual assault in the U.S.

LAS-ELC board gains three new members

Press ReleaseJanuary 7, 2016

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is honored to announce that three prominent lawyers have joined its board of directors. Their varied talents and background will be enormously helpful to LAS-ELC as we celebrate 100 years of providing free legal services to low-income people and their families across California this year and into the future.

Christina and Mauro Castillo

National chain Safelite AutoGlass sued for race, disability discrimination

Press ReleaseDecember 9, 2015

An Alameda County married couple claim their employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and discriminated and retaliated against them. They filed two lawsuits today against Safelite AutoGlass, which has 550 stores nationwide, with help from Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. 

Governor signs law granting leave for child care emergencies

Press ReleaseOctober 12, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 579, authored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which extends job protections to parents who take leave for child care emergencies or for visits to evaluate or enroll their children in school or care. 

Governor Brown Signs Nation's Strongest Pay Equity Bill into Law

Press ReleaseOctober 6, 2015

In a significant step forward for fair pay in California and across the country, today Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act. The new law will give the state the strongest equal pay law in the nation, and help a close a gender wage gap costing households in California more than 39 billion dollars each year.

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Santa Paula High lauded for its Title IX response

Ventura County Star | February 3, 2016

Parental leave getting a big boost at S.F. City Hall

San Francisco Chronicle | January 12, 2016

New state laws address gender pay gap, child care, disability leave

San Francisco Chronicle | December 11, 2015

Ex-nanny's lawsuit against tech power couple highlights potential exploitation

The Guardian | November 15, 2015

Amazing Women: Attorney J. Cacilia Kim fights for low-income women and families

Press-Telegram (AP) | October 26, 2015

'Supergirl' Coming to TV, Let's Check Her Powers

Women's eNews | October 23, 2015

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