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Domestic Worker Survives Human Trafficking, Celebrates Wage Theft Victory

Press ReleaseJune 16, 2015

Media advisory for: Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 AM

Unequal Play

PublicationJune 16, 2015

Bills Expanding the Rights of Working Families Advance in Legislature

New at LAS-ELCJune 4, 2015

This week, three significant Work & Family bills advanced in the California Legislature. SB 406 (Jackson), which expands job-protected bonding and caregiving leave to those working for employers with at least 25 employees and to employees needing to care for seriously ill adult children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and parents-in-law, passed the Senate today. More

Mike Gaitley Receives UC Irvine School of Law's 2015 Community Pro Bono Advocate Award

New at LAS-ELCJune 1, 2015

We’re excited to announce that Mike Gaitley, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Community Legal Services Program, is a recipient of UC Irvine School of Law’s 2015 Community Pro Bono Advocate AwardMore

CAIR-SFBA and LAS-ELC Welcome Supreme Court Ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Press ReleaseJune 1, 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this morning welcomed what they called a historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of a Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch after she was denied a job because she wore a hijab (Islamic headscarf).

Amelia Alvarez Named Second Sanford Heisler Kimpel Public Interest Diversity Fellow

New at LAS-ELCMay 22, 2015

LAS-ELC, Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP and the California-based Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion and Resources (FAIR) are thrilled to announce the selection of Amelia Alvarez as the second Sanford Heisler Kimpel Public Interest Diversity Fellow.More

LAS-ELC, CWLC & Simpson Thacher Urge Santa Paula High School to Ensure it Provides Equal Sports Opportunities to Girls

New at LAS-ELCMay 7, 2015

The most recent data from the federal Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ website indicates that at Santa Paula High School fewer girls played sports than boys in relation to enrollment.  More

Bills Expanding Workplace Protections Clear CA Senate Labor Committee

New at LAS-ELCApril 23, 2015

Yesterday four California bills sponsored or co-sponsored by LAS-ELC passed out of the Senate Labor Committee. SB 406 would give more employees job protection while caring for a new child or a seriously ill family member, and its passage takes us one step closer to expanding access to California’s landmark Paid Family Leave program. More