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LAS-ELC Helps Women Veterans at Bakersfield Stand Up

New at LAS-ELCFebruary 23, 2014

Today LAS-ELC joined the California Women's Law Center to provide legal services to homeless women veterans in Bakersfield, CA at the Kern County Women Veterans Stand Up organized by California Veterans Assistance Association. More than 100 women veterans attended the event, and about a dozen sought legal services.More

Bill Will Clean Up Recruiter Practices

PublicationFebruary 12, 2014

Winning Is Taking Part

PublicationFebruary 5, 2014

CA Paycheck Fairness Act Approved by Appropriations Committee

New at LAS-ELCJanuary 24, 2014

In an important step toward justice for victims of wage theft, AB 1164, the California Paycheck Fairness Act, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today by a vote of 12-5.More

Wage Claim Clinic Launched in Oakland and San Francisco

New at LAS-ELCJanuary 10, 2014

Through our Workers’ Rights Clinic, we regularly see low-wage workers facing wage theft in a wide range of industries.  The first step they can take to recover those wages is to file a claim with the California Labor Commissioner.  More

Alhambra High School Reaches Compliance with Settlement Agreement in Landmark Title IX Case

Press ReleaseDecember 20, 2013

Last week, in the landmark class action Title IX lawsuit, Cruz v. Alhambra, the U.S.

Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility

New at LAS-ELCDecember 18, 2013

LAS-ELC, Wage Justice Center, and Workplace Justice Initiative have helped secure $270,000 in unpaid wages and interest owed to four caregivers from their former employers who owned and operated the residential senior care facility Sunset Gardens. More

Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility

Press ReleaseDecember 18, 2013

The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), Wage Justice Center, and Workplace Justice Initiative have helped secure $270,000 in unpaid wages  and interest owed to four caregivers from their former employers who owned and operated the residential senior care facility Sunset Gardens.

FAMILY Act Introduced to Create National Paid Family Leave

New at LAS-ELCDecember 12, 2013

Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D‐NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D‐CT) introduced the FAMILY Act, legislation to establish a national paid family leave program.  The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act would offer 12 weeks of partially paid leave to eligible workers when they need time away from work to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, deal with their own serious illness, or for certain military caregiving or leave purposes.More

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