Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) (San Francisco)

Helps workers attain financial security by preserving their employment opportunities. Founded in 1915. HQ in San Francisco.

Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: LAS-ELC
Tags: Employment

LAS-ELC promotes the stability of low-income and disadvantaged workers and their families by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency.


News Story

Court fights over family leave heat up, and workers often win

Bob Egelko
San Francisco Chronicle
June 6, 2016
According to a new study by UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, 4,400 cash settlements have been made over the past decade across the nation alleging discrimination against employees for attempting to carry out their family responsibilities.

News Story

Burma Superstar disputes lawsuit from its employees

Michael Bodley
San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2016
Owners of the popular Bay Area restaurant chain Burma Superstar fired back against charges made in a lawsuit that they didn’t fairly pay their employees.

News Story

How to Convince Your Boss That You’re an Employee—Not a Contractor

Eliza Gray
July 20, 2015
Many employers illegally classify employees as contractors to avoid paying certain benefits. Here's how you can combat that.

Blog Post

Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Can Backfire, Experts Warn

Catherine Saint Louis
New York Times (NYT)
July 8, 2015
Vaguely worded doctor's notes might lead to problems for pregnant women on the job.

News Story

Judge asked to OK new English-learners plan for SF schools

Bob Egelko
SF Gate
June 24, 2015
San Francisco school officials, parents and the federal government asked a judge Wednesday to approve a plan designed to upgrade English-language instruction for more than 16,000 students who need it.

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