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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

LAS-ELC’s Julia Parish Joins Officials in Calling for Family Friendly Workplace Policies at DOL Regional Forum

New at LAS-ELCMay 27, 2014

At the U.S Department of Labor Regional Forum on Working Families in San Francisco, LAS-ELC attorney Julia Parish addressed the future of work family policy, touching upon the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, paid family leave and new workplace protections that come with SB 770.More

Plaintiffs Seek Court Approval of Settlement to Eliminate Bias against People with Disabilities in Law School Admissions

New at LAS-ELCMay 20, 2014

LAS-ELC today announced that it is seeking approval of a multimillion-dollar settlement that requires the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to offer the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – the high stakes entrance examination for law school – in a place and manner accessible to persons with disabilities, thereby ensuring that people with disabilities will not be discriminated against.   More

Plaintiffs Seek Court Approval of Settlement to Eliminate Bias against People with Disabilities in Law School Admissions

Press ReleaseMay 20, 2014

(San Francisco, CA.) The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) today announced that it is seeking approval of a multimillion-dollar settlement that requires the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to offer the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – the high stakes entrance examination for law school – in a place and manner accessible to persons with disabilities, thereby ensuring that people with disabilities will not be discriminated against.   

Healthy Mothers Workplace Award to Recognize Family-Friendly Businesses

Press ReleaseMay 12, 2014

(San Francisco, CA, May 8th, 2014) For the second year in a row, the Healthy Mothers Workplace Award will recognize San Francisco businesses that support work-family balance. In 2013, 18 local companies were honored for having family-friendly policies such as lactation accommodations, leaves of absence and flexible work arrangements. The Healthy Mothers Workplace Award is now accepting submissions for the 2014 award, giving employers in San Francisco the opportunity to showcase policies that support families while strengthening workplaces. 

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