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New at LAS-ELCFebruary 23, 2014
Today LAS-ELC joined the California Women's Law Center to provide legal services to homeless women veterans in Bakersfield, CA at the Kern County Women Veterans Stand Up organized by California Veterans Assistance Association. More than 100 women veterans attended the event, and about a dozen sought legal services.More
PublicationFebruary 12, 2014
PublicationFebruary 5, 2014
New at LAS-ELCJanuary 24, 2014
In an important step toward justice for victims of wage theft, AB 1164, the California Paycheck Fairness Act, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today by a vote of 12-5.More
New at LAS-ELCJanuary 10, 2014
Through our Workers’ Rights Clinic, we regularly see low-wage workers facing wage theft in a wide range of industries. The first step they can take to recover those wages is to file a claim with the California Labor Commissioner. More
Press ReleaseDecember 20, 2013
Last week, in the landmark class action Title IX lawsuit, Cruz v. Alhambra, the U.S.
New at LAS-ELCDecember 18, 2013
LAS-ELC, Wage Justice Center, and Workplace Justice Initiative have helped secure $270,000 in unpaid wages and interest owed to four caregivers from their former employers who owned and operated the residential senior care facility Sunset Gardens. More
Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2013
The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), Wage Justice Center, and Workplace Justice Initiative have helped secure $270,000 in unpaid wages and interest owed to four caregivers from their former employers who owned and operated the residential senior care facility Sunset Gardens.
New at LAS-ELCDecember 12, 2013
Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D‐NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D‐CT) introduced the FAMILY Act, legislation to establish a national paid family leave program. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act would offer 12 weeks of partially paid leave to eligible workers when they need time away from work to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, deal with their own serious illness, or for certain military caregiving or leave purposes.More
U.S. citizen files suit against California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for unlawfully barring him from employment
Press ReleaseDecember 9, 2013
The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (“LAS-ELC”) today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Victor Guerrero, a naturalized American citizen and Stockton resident whose application to work as a correctional officer for the State of California has been twice rejected because of his prior use of an invalid Social Security number (“SSN”). By filing this case, Mr.