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Mayor Lee Signs Equal Pay Ordinance, Advancing Gender Equity in San Francisco

Press ReleaseDecember 22, 2014

For Immediate Release          
December 22, 2014

Cynthia Foster, Equal Rights Advocates, cfoster [at]
Sara Feldman, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, sfeldman [at], 415-593-0071

Did You Work at Pier 1 in California While Pregnant?

New at LAS-ELCDecember 19, 2014

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is representing Kimberly Erin Caselman, in a class action alleging Ms. Caselman was forced onto unpaid leave after requesting pregnancy accommodations at her job at Pier 1 Imports.   More

LAS-ELC Receives "Chairman Robert M. Dell Award for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service" Donation from Latham & Watkins LLP

New at LAS-ELCDecember 18, 2014

LAS-ELC is deeply honored to have received the first awardee-directed donation associated with the "Chairman Robert M. Dell Award for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service" from Latham & Watkins LLP, which will enable us to provide free legal services to even greater numbers of low-income workers facing urgent workplace problems. More

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Decision Affirming California Law Protections for Undocumented Workers

New at LAS-ELCDecember 8, 2014

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the Supreme Court of California's August 2014 opinion in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., which reaffirmed that, with few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy the same state law protections and remedies against workplace abuses as all other employees in the California workplace. More


Press ReleaseNovember 25, 2014

Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the San Francisco Predictable Scheduling and Fair Treatment for Formula Retail Employees Ordinance—legislation that will give at least 35,000 hourly workers in the city of San Francisco, who work for major chain-stores, the predictable schedules and regular pay they need to secure their families’ well-being.

Obama Acts to Protect Millions of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation

New at LAS-ELCNovember 21, 2014

The steps taken by President Obama to provide immigration relief to millions of deserving immigrants are steps in the right direction.More

S.F. Supervisors Vote Unanimously to Approve Retail Workers' Bill of Rights

New at LAS-ELCNovember 20, 2014

Yesterday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, which will give more predictable schedules and greater opportunities for full time work to restaurant and retail workers.More

Workers’ Rights Clinic Launches New Site in Davis

New at LAS-ELCNovember 14, 2014

Together with the Center for Workers’ Rights, LAS-ELC has launched a new Workers’ Rights Clinic site in Davis. As the only clinic providing free legal services to undocumented workers within a sixty mile radius of Davis, this new Workers’ Rights Clinic site has already served 43 low-wage workers in its first four sessions.More

New Fair Play Act Toolkit Materials

New at LAS-ELCNovember 10, 2014

Our Fair Play for Girls in Sports project is thrilled to unveil new toolkit materials for the Fair Play in Community Sports Act (AB 2404) to help community members and park and recreation departments achieve gender equity in local sports programs.More

Workplace Protections Keep Domestic Violence Survivors Safe and Financially Independent

New at LAS-ELCOctober 28, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to draw attention to a pervasive and devastating problem. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 22.2 percent of women and 7.4 percent of men have been physically assaulted by an intimate partner in their lifetime.More