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Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility

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.

FAMILY Act Introduced to Create National Paid Family Leave

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.

Formerly Undocumented U.S. Citizen Sues CA Dept of Corrections for Employment Discrimination

New at LAS-ELCDecember 9, 2013

Today, LAS-ELC 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”). More

LAS-ELC Represents Victim of Sexual Assault Forced Out of Military After Reporting Attack

New at LAS-ELCDecember 6, 2013

This week, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney Elizabeth Kristen, together with Cacilia Kim, Senior Staff Attorney at the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), represented a 20 year-old member of the U.S. Air Force who was sexually assaulted by a superior non commissioned officer while serving his country before the Air Force’s Formal Physical Evaluation Board.More

New CA Law Prohibits Job Discrimination Against Veterans

New at LAS-ELCNovember 11, 2013

As we honor the service of veterans on this Veterans Day, we must also remember the obstacles veterans face when they return to civilian life - including the critical challenge of finding and keeping a job. More

Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project to Hold Series of Community Education Events

Press ReleaseOctober 31, 2013

The Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project (VAWRP), which provides free legal services to Vietnamese Americans facing problems in the workplace, today announces a series of Vietnamese-language community workshops aimed at educating the Vietnamese American community in the South Bay about their rights on the job.

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