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Help Close the Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

New at LAS-ELCApril 8, 2014

When the Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1969, women made $0.59 to every dollar made by men. Over fifty years later, the disparity has only lessened slightly – today, women make $0.77 on the dollar. On this Equal Pay Day we call on Congress to close the wage gap by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and we hope you will join us.More

Chris Ho Argues Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. Before CA Supreme Court

New at LAS-ELCApril 2, 2014

Today, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney Chris Ho appeared before the California Supreme Court and argued on behalf of the plaintiff in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., a case that considers whether the workplace protections provided by California law apply to all employees -- and, in particular, those who are undocumented.More

Court Finds Sweetwater Union High School District Failed to Correct Title IX Violations – Contempt Finding Possible

Press ReleaseMarch 28, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge M. James Lorenz found the Sweetwater Union High School District (“District”) failed to comply with a 2012 injunction ordering the District to bring the Castle Park High School athletic program into compliance with Title IX.  The court further ordered the District to explain to the court why it should not be held in contempt.

LAS-ELC Provides Free Legal Assistance to Workers in Hanford

New at LAS-ELCMarch 24, 2014

Last week, LAS-ELC and students from the University of Southern California Law School travelled to Hanford, California as part of the Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic in order to provide free legal services to a variety of low-income residents and educate them about their rights.  More

Victory for Transgender Workers in California

New at LAS-ELCMarch 18, 2014

Last week, in a case of first impression, Sacramento Superior Court Judge David Brown held that California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from requiring transgender workers to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their assigned birth sex.More

LAS-ELC Educates Cancer Patients and Caregivers on Workplace Rights

New at LAS-ELCMarch 5, 2014

As part of a broader effort to protect the workplace rights of low-income cancer patients and caregivers, LAS-ELC’s Sharon Terman and Carole Vigne provided a know-your-rights training last night at the Cancer Support Community in Walnut Creek. More

Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic Travels to Madera

New at LAS-ELCMarch 3, 2014

This past Saturday, LAS-ELC, in partnership with OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project, provided free legal assistance to nearly 20 low-income workers in Madera, CA as part of the Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic.More

Workers File Suit Against Laundry Express For Wage and Hour Violations

New at LAS-ELCFebruary 26, 2014

Today LAS-ELC and Centro Legal de la Raza filed a lawsuit in California superior court against Laundry Express, an industrial laundry business headquartered in Hayward, California, that supplies area hotels, for violating minimum wage and overtime laws. More

Workers File Suit Against Laundry Express For Wage and Hour Violations

Press ReleaseFebruary 26, 2014

Today, the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) filed a lawsuit in California superior court against Laundry Express, an industrial laundry business headquartered in Hayward, California, that supplies area hotels, for violating minimum wage and overtime laws.

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