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Workers’ Rights Clinic Launches New Site in Watsonville

June 24, 2015

On July 14th, LAS-ELC will add Watsonville to its roster of Workers’ Rights Clinic sites, allowing greater numbers of low-wage workers in California to get free help with urgent workplace problems. In partnership with the Watsonville Law Center (WLC) and the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Watsonville Clinic site will be staffed by law counselors from the WLC who are supervised by attorneys from LAS-ELC and by volunteer attorneys from CELA. The Watsonville Clinic site will assist workers from Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Salinas and the surrounding areas with a wide range of workplace problems, including unpaid wages and overtime, health and safety violations and discrimination. More

Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Clayton Valley Charter High School in Title IX Case

June 18, 2015

A settlement has been reached between Clayton Valley Charter High School (Clayton High) and its female athletes to increase equality in high school athletic opportunities, treatment and benefits. Clayton High has agreed to: improve and maintain equitable athletic facilities for girls and boys; offer additional girls’ athletic teams; increase outreach to girls to participate in sports; and provide additional Title IX training to its coaches and administrators, among other things. More

Domestic Worker Survives Human Trafficking, Celebrates Wage Theft Victory

June 16, 2015

On the heels of International Domestic Workers Day, Mujeres Unidas y Activas and LAS-ELC will bring visibility to a pivotal wage theft case in San Francisco at a June 17th press conference.  Francisca Vasquez, a domestic worker, attended to her employer's aging parents for nearly 20 years earning a mere $16 a day. Despite promises that she would be given the opportunity to learn how to read and write, and adjust her immigration status, her conditions as a trafficked live-in personal attendant, here in San Francisco, only worsened. More

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