Archive for February 21, 2015

Leafleting Results in Wage Claim Victory

In September 2014, the Center represented a former employee of the Coffee Garden in proceedings before the state Labor Commissioner, alleging wage theft and violations of rest and meal period laws.  The Labor Commissioner awarded the employee over $
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We’ve helped more than 100 workers!

Since the Center for Workers’ Rights opened in September, we have assisted more than 100 workers with their workplace issues. A majority of the clients were seen at our Workers’ Rights Clinic in Davis, where we have successfully held 8 se
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The Center Welcomes Kevin Kish to Sacramento

The Center for Workers’ Rights gathered fellow workers’ rights advocates to welcome Kevin Kish, the new Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, to Sacramento on his first day in the position. Prior to his appointment, M
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Unemployment Insurance Victory: Pregnancy is not an Illness

On Monday, December 1, 2014, a Sacramento woman approached her boss with news that she was excited to share with her employer; she was pregnant. For the previous two years, she worked for a local construction company  cleaning houses that were under
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$44k in Wages and Penalties Won for Sacramento Driver

On  February 11, 2015, the  Labor Commissioner awarded the Center’s client Leon Burns $44,961.90 in wages, interest, and penalties  after a hearing was conducted on January 15, 2015.  Stephanie Medina, a first year law student at UC Davis Schoo
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