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PublicationFebruary 5, 2014

CA Paycheck Fairness Act Approved by Appropriations Committee

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

Wage Claim Clinic Launched in Oakland and San Francisco

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

Alhambra High School Reaches Compliance with Settlement Agreement in Landmark Title IX Case

Press ReleaseDecember 20, 2013

Last week, in the landmark class action Title IX lawsuit, Cruz v. Alhambra, the U.S.

Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility

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

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

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