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SF Supervisor Chiu Announces Legislation Promoting Predictable Work Hours for Hourly Workers

Press ReleaseSeptember 30, 2014

Supervisor David Chiu today announced the introduction of city-wide legislation that, if enacted, will give thousands of hourly workers in the city of San Francisco the predictable schedules—and regular pay—they need to secure their families’ well-being.

Governor Brown Signs AB 1579 to Protect Pregnant Women

Press ReleaseSeptember 29, 2014

Last Friday Governor Brown signed into law AB 1579, the Healthy Babies Act (Stone), which will allow pregnant women to obtain CalWORKs benefits in the second trimester of pregnancy instead of limiting access to the third trimester. Previously, women without other children at home who were struggling financially but more than three months from their due date were ineligible for CalWORKS, the state’s welfare program for low-income families.

Governor Brown Signs AB 1579 to Protect Pregnant Women

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 29, 2014

Last Friday Governor Brown signed into law AB 1579, the Healthy Babies Act (Stone), which will allow pregnant women to obtain CalWORKs benefits in the second trimester of pregnancy instead of limiting access to the third trimester. More

California Labor Commissioner Finds LAZ Parking Unlawfully Retaliated Against Employee Who Complained About Working Conditions

Press ReleaseSeptember 24, 2014

Almost three years after his first complaint about his employer’s alleged illegal practices – Contra Costa County resident Joaquin Julio Castro received vindication in the form of a California Labor Commissioner decision finding that his former employer, LAZ Parking, had fired him for complaining about LAZ’s alleged unlawful employment practices.

CA Labor Commissioner Finds LAZ Parking Unlawfully Retaliated Against Employee Who Complained About Working Conditions

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 24, 2014

Almost three years after his first complaint about his employer’s alleged illegal practices – our client Julio Castro received vindication in the form of a California Labor Commissioner decision finding that his former employer, LAZ Parking, had fired him for complaining about LAZ’s alleged unlawful employment practices. More

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Sweetwater Union High School District in Violation of Title IX

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 19, 2014

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s ruling that Sweetwater Union High School District is out of compliance with Title IX. By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Ninth Circuit ensured that girls at Castle Park High School will finally be given the equal access to athletics that they deserve.More

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Sweetwater Union High School District in Violation of Title IX

Press ReleaseSeptember 19, 2014

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s ruling that Sweetwater Union High School District is out of compliance with Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, which bars sex discrimination in education, including athletic programs. By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Ninth Circuit ensured that girls at Castle Park High School will finally be given the equal access to athletics that they deserve.

Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards Honor San Francisco Business for Family-Friendly Policies

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 15, 2014

San Francisco businesses lead the way in family-friendly policies. At today’s second annual Healthy Mothers Workplace Award Ceremony, 24 employers will be honored for their commitment to the health and equity of their employees, especially new parents. More

Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards Honor San Francisco Business for Family-Friendly Policies

Press ReleaseSeptember 15, 2014

San Francisco businesses lead the way in family-friendly policies. At today’s second annual Healthy Mothers Workplace Award Ceremony, 24 employers will be honored for their commitment to the health and equity of their employees, especially new parents. 

California Becomes Second State to Provide Paid Sick Days

New at LAS-ELCSeptember 10, 2014

Today, Governor Brown took a historic step for working families and signed Assembly Bill 1522, which provides workers in California the guarantee of earned sick days, accruing one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, regardless of the size of the employer.More

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