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

April 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

LAS-ELC Provides Free Legal Assistance to Workers in Hanford

March 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

March 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

March 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

March 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

February 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

LAS-ELC Helps Women Veterans at Bakersfield Stand Up

February 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

CA Paycheck Fairness Act Approved by Appropriations Committee

January 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

January 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

Caregivers Settle Wage Claim Against Residential Senior Care Facility

December 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