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PublicationJuly 9, 2015

New at LAS-ELCJune 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

Press ReleaseJune 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. 

New at LAS-ELCJune 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

New at LAS-ELCJune 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

Press ReleaseJune 16, 2015

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

PublicationJune 16, 2015

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

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

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).

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