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Coronavirus – FAQs

The Center for Workers’ Rights is committed to making sure workers in Sacramento have information about how the Coronavirus outbreak might affect their jobs and income. To help workers understand their job-related rights, Legal Aid at
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Married Janitorial Team Awarded $154,000 in Wages and Penalties

On September 19 and 20, 2019 the Labor Commissioner’s office served decisions awarding a combined total of $154,790.72 to Center for Workers’ Rights clients Manuel and Nancy Estay, former janitors at an event space in Stockton.  The Estays first
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Language Discrimination Case at Davis Restaurant Reported by Sacramento Bee

“[Francisca] Perez worked at Osteria Fasulo for 11 years, making dishes such as braised rabbit stew with polenta for some of Davis’ wealthiest diners until May 31, 2018. During the dinner rush that night, Fasulo allegedly overheard her take a

New Year, New Location for the Workers’ Rights Clinic

On September 20, 2018 the Center for Workers’ Rights and Legal Aid at Work launched the 5th year of the Workers’ Rights Clinic with UC Davis Law School (King Hall) at its new location at the Department of Health Services building for the County o
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CWR Responds to Inaccurate Portrayal of Independent Contractor Misclassification

On September 6, 2018, the Sacramento Bee published a misleading post about the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  In the article, the Sacramento Bee quotes an owner of a local Barbershop about the impact the California Supre
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Appellate Court Rules in Favor of CWR in Piece Rate Truck Driver Case

The Center for Workers’ Rights began representing truck driver Curtis Vance after he attended our Workers’ Rights Clinic during its first year in January 2015. Vance often spent more than half his day “on duty, not driving,” which mostly went
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Advocating for Rights of All Workers on Labor Day

Once again, the Center for Workers’ Rights celebrated Labor Day with union members and local politicians at the Sacramento Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Picnic held this year at Fairytale Town at William Land Park.   We distributed infor
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4th Annual Awards Celebration

Thank you for making our 4th Annual Awards Celebration a success!   On August 8, 2018, we gathered at the Citizen Hotel to celebrate our 4th year providing legal and advocacy services to low-wage workers in the greater Sacramento area.   We
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Supporting a Victim of Sexual Harassment

To support a worker during her sexual harassment case, the Center for Workers’ Rights represented former employee in a civil restraining order hearing against her harasser and former boss. The urgency of the matter and the emotions involved in the
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Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA) Retreat Chaired by the Center for Workers’ Rights

The Center for Workers’ Rights chaired this year’s Coalition for Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA) annual retreat. Held in San Francisco, the two-day retreat had a record number of attendees who listened to panels on issues such as
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