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Professor Hina Shah on Women, Law, and the Right to Rest

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 •12:30–1pm

ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission

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2018-02-09 12:30:00 UTC2018-02-09 13:00:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CAProfessor Hina Shah on Women, Law, and the Right to RestHina Shah, Professor and Director of the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law, discusses the nature of work division and the right to rest. 

The Rest of Us: Discussions on Social Justice

Inspired by Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational, this series of gallery chats looks at labor and rest, our right to rest, and the long legal battles that entitled workers to an 8-hour day and weekend. 

Professor Hina Shah, Professor and Director of the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law, discusses the nature of work division and the right to rest. 

about the speaker
Professor Hina Shah

Professor Hina Shah has over twenty years of experience in employment litigation working for private union-side law firms and non-profits organizations and substantial appellate experience as a Staff Attorney at the Ninth Circuit. At the Clinic for over a decade, Professor Shah has helped transform the Clinic into a strategic partner with grassroots, community-based worker organizations to enhance their capacity for systemic change. The Clinic has been legal counsel for over five years to the California Domestic Workers Coalition, helping expand and protect overtime rights for domestic workers in California. As legal counsel to the Coalition, Professor Shah and her students provided legal and technical expertise to the Coalition, the Legislature and to the Governor’s staff and helped educate worker leaders about the existing complex regulatory structure so they can make informed policy decisions. After securing permanent overtime rights for domestic workers in California, Professor Shah developed a popular Know Your Rights booklet and created Train the Trainers curriculum to empower and educate domestic workers about their new rights.

Professor Shah has long standing expertise in wage and hour law. She has conducted trainings and provided technical assistance and expertise to legal advocates in litigating cases throughout California, has trained state and local enforcement investigators, and has been consulted by the Legislature regarding various wage and hour bills. She was invited by the Ford Foundation to develop and teach comparative labor and employment law to Chinese labor law professors in China. Professor Shah has authored numerous amicus briefs on important legal issues affecting low-wage workers on behalf of statewide low-wage worker advocates. She successfully argued on behalf of amici before the California Supreme Court in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., 60 Cal.4th 833 (2015).


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Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. An endowed sponsorship for this exhibition was created by George Saxe, z”l, in honor of Dorothy R. Saxe. Major support has been provided by Phyllis Cook and Wendy Kesser. Supporting Sponsorship is provided by Robert and Judy Aptekar.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum thanks The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for its lead sponsorship of The Museum’s exhibition program.

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