Protecting Parents: California’s Pregnancy and Parental Leave Laws

April 8, 2021

Bringing and nurturing new life into this world is a time filled with joy and excitement. In California, we have some of the country’s strongest employment leave laws that support and protect parents taking care of their newborns as well as parents welcoming children home through adoption and foster care. The Pregnancy Disability Leave Law […] Read More

Equal Pay for All Womxn

March 24, 2021

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day of awareness of the gender pay gap that continues to wrongfully persist. This day is recognized in many countries throughout the world. Not only does it bring awareness to the severity and scale of gender discrimination, but it challenges us as a society to do better for gender […] Read More

Federal District Court Blocks Executive Order’s Ban on Anti-Discrimination Training

January 21, 2021

On December 22, 2020, a federal district court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against President Trump’s Executive Order 13950 — Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, affirming that prohibiting anti-racism and anti-discrimination workplace training may be a violation of the First Amendment. This injunction comes Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Community Center, et al. v. Donald […] Read More

COVID-19 Relief for the American Workforce: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

December 3, 2020

FFCRA: a temporary rule offers American workers & employers protections and relief under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Acts. Read More

Black Lives Matter, Including at Work

November 14, 2020

Workers of color continue to be discriminated against. These 4 California Laws may aid the pursuit of justice and healing. Read More

Remembering Justice Ginsburg, Looking Forward

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg transcended her position as a United States Supreme Court Justice to a national icon. Justice Ginsburg dedicated her career to advancing the law toward gender equality whether she was arguing before the highest court or seated on the other side of the bench. Her gently spoken yet fiery legal […] Read More

Black Construction Workers in Bay Area say Employers Don’t Stop Abuse

September 29, 2020

In a construction site in Oakland, Leiroi Bowie found a noose near his assigned elevator. It wasn’t the first noose Bowie, who is black, had seen on the job. Read More

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

September 16, 2020

September 15 through October 15 marks Latinx Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions to American society of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson initiated the national observance of Hispanic Heritage week and it was expanded to a […] Read More

Black Elevator Mechanics and California Civil Rights Law Group File Lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric

September 14, 2020

A Noose, Lynching Jokes and Endless Racial Slurs: Four elevator mechanics filed a lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. Read the full article on AP News Read More

Four Bay Area Men Sue Their Employer Claiming Harassment, Discrimination

Four African American men filed a lawsuit Friday against their employer, Mitsubishi Electric U.S., claiming they’ve been subjected to swastikas, confederate flags, nooses and racist names, among other things. Jodi Hernandez reports. Read More