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In California, Sleep Time is Compensable

Posted on February 9, 2015

Bet Tzedek’s then-ERP Director Kevin Kish contributed to an amicus brief filed by the Coalition of Low-Wage & Immigrant Worker Advocates in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, et al., No. S212704 (Cal. Jan. 8, 2015). In this important employment law case, the Supreme Court of California ruled that security guards were entitled to compensation for Continue Reading »

New Employee Protections Take Effect

Posted on February 9, 2015

Assembly Bill 2751, drafted in part by Kevin Kish with input from his colleagues in Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project, took effect January 1, 2015. The law expands the bases and remedies for immigrant-related retaliation. The new law expands the definition of “unfair immigration-related practices” to include threatening to file or filing complaints with any Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek, Pro Bono Partners Score Victory for Seniors at Mobile Home Park

Posted on June 13, 2014

Our pro bono partners at Horvitz & Levy LLP scored an appellate victory on behalf of extremely low-income, senior citizen residents of a mobile home park. For over a quarter century, the mobile home park was governed by a city resolution that put strict yearly limits on the permissible rent increases. According to the tenants, Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek, Supporters Celebrate 40 Years of Justice in Action in Largest Dinner Gala in Agency’s History

Posted on March 6, 2014

On March 5, 2014, more than 1,500 supporters, donors and staff gathered to celebrate Bet Tzedek’s 40th Anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The legal services agency’s Annual Dinner Gala, its largest yearly fundraiser, grossed more than $2.5 million to help ensure equal access to justice for all. Robert “Bobby” Schwartz, Chairman of Bet Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Helps Tenants Bring Class Action Lawsuit against Central Valley’s Biggest Slumlord

Posted on January 10, 2014

Suit seeks immediate court protection to address slum housing conditions in thousands of units managed by JD Homes Rentals Tenants in California’s Central Valley filed a class action lawsuit January 9, 2014 against one of the region’s largest and most notorious landlords – JD Homes Rentals – alleging operation of a huge portfolio of slum Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek and partners awarded $1.75 million grant

Posted on April 22, 2013

Bet Tzedek, as lead agency for the newly created Southern California Consumer Justice Coalition, has just been awarded a $1.75 million grant to assist individuals and families caught in the foreclosure crisis.  Below is the content of the press release: Attorney General’s $1.75 Million Grant Through National Mortgage Settlement Will Help Keep Homes and Neighborhoods Continue Reading »

Special Presentation 4/8/2013 – Safe Workplaces for All

Posted on April 1, 2013

No More Death Traps: Safe Workplaces for All On November 24, 2012, 112 workers died in a horrific fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory in Bangladesh. Join us for lunch and a discussion about what happened and what can be done. Presentations from Kalpona Akter, director of  the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity; a Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek helps restaurant worker fight for justice

Posted on March 14, 2013

Los Angeles (March 14, 2013)  – Beverly Hills is home to many high-end restaurants.  Typical of such establishments, Urasawa on Rodeo Drive is known as one of the most expensive restaurants in the country.  You can enjoy dinner there if you are willing to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars per person for the meal. Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Provides Cirque du Soleil Performers With Tenants’ Rights Info

Posted on January 8, 2013

CES and Bet Tzedek Provides Cirque du Soleil Performers With Tenants’ Rights Info as Show Closes and Jobs Are Lost  At the time many people were preparing to enjoy the holidays, the magnificently talented performers of Cirque du Soleil’s show “Iris” were unfortunately facing the loss of their jobs. It was recently and unexpectedly announced Continue Reading »

Walmart Sued for Massive Wage Theft

Posted on November 30, 2012

Walmart Sued for Massive Wage Theft at California Warehouses Federal Court Motion Casts Walmart in Central Role in Decade-Long Scheme to Defraud Workers LOS ANGELES – Attorneys representing as many as 1,800 warehouse workers who move goods for Walmart in Southern California’s Inland Empire, on Friday took steps to add Walmart as a defendant in Continue Reading »

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