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New EEOC Guidance Affirms Strong Protections for Pregnant Workers

New at LAS-ELCJuly 14, 2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. This is the first comprehensive update of the Commission's guidance regarding discrimination against pregnant workers in 30 years, and it clarifies existing law which provides strong protections for pregnant workers.More

California Supreme Court Issues Major Victory for Workers in Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

New at LAS-ELCJuly 7, 2014

Last week, on July 3rd, 2014, in a major victory for California’s workers, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that workers are not disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits simply for refusing to sign disciplinary notices.  The case, Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, threatened to gut workers’ ability to receive unemployment insurance benefits in California.More

California Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Paid Family Leave Program Benefiting More than One Million Families

New at LAS-ELCJuly 1, 2014

On July 1, 2004, California became the first state in the nation to provide partial pay to workers taking time off to care for seriously ill family members or to bond with new children.  Now our state is again leading the nation by expanding access to this protection.More

California Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Paid Family Leave Program Benefiting More than One Million Families

Press ReleaseJuly 1, 2014

In a press conference today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson will join Labor Secretary David Lanier, Employment Development Department (EDD) director Patrick Henning, Assemblymember Rob Bonta as well as family research experts, community advocates, parents and caregivers to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of California’s Paid Family Leave program—the first-of-its-kind family leave program in the nation.

CA Supreme Court Confirms Rights of Workers Regardless of Immigration Status

New at LAS-ELCJune 26, 2014

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s immigration status does not curtail his right to be protected by the same workplace laws that cover all those who are employed in this state, including situations where the employee may have used false documents to obtain his job.More

CA Supreme Court Confirms Rights of Workers Regardless of Immigration Status

Press ReleaseJune 26, 2014

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s immigration status does not curtail his right to be protected by the same workplace laws that cover all those who are employed in this state, including situations where the employee may have used false documents to obtain his job.

Caregivers File Suit against Kindred Healthcare, Inc. for Wage and Hour Violations

Press ReleaseJune 18, 2014

(Oakland, CA) Today, LAS-ELC and the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law along with the law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., are filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of in-home and facility caregivers in the California Superior Court, Alameda County against Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

Caregivers File Suit against Kindred Healthcare for Wage and Hour Violations

New at LAS-ELCJune 18, 2014

Today, LAS-ELC and the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law along with the law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., are filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of in-home and facility caregivers in the California Superior Court, Alameda County against Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and affiliated companies Professional Healthcare at Home, LLC and NP Plus, LLC, alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime and various meal and rest period violations, among other claims.More

Title IX Claim against Pasadena Unified School District Settles. Girls Now Have Real Options for Sports Participation

New at LAS-ELCJune 17, 2014

Today, the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) - together with the California Women’s Law Center, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - settled a Title IX claim against Pasadena Unified School District after the District agreed to expand access to athletic opportunities for girls.More

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