COVID-19: Suspension of PACE Programs Needed to Prevent Homelessness and Further Fraud

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COVID-19: Suspension of PACE Programs Needed to Prevent Homelessness and Further Fraud

Posted on March 23, 2020

Facing a current pandemic, housing crisis, and potential loss of income, no one should have to worry about predatory loans or losing their home. We urge the LA County Board of Supervisors to immediately act to protect the thousands of low-income LA County homeowners at risk of foreclosure during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve banded together Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Services During COVID-19

Posted on March 23, 2020

In order to keep clients, volunteers, and staff safe during COVID-19, Bet Tzedek has implemented remote intake procedures for all client matters. All services areas remain available through these procedures. Individuals seeking legal assistance should call our intake call center at 323-939-0506 and leave a message. Or you can email your legal question or request Continue Reading »

LAist: Will I Get Paid If Coronavirus Puts Me Out Of A Job?

Posted on March 18, 2020

“For those who are still working, the big question is – what happens if I get sick? Can I still make my rent and pay my bills? Sebastian Sanchez, an employment attorney with Bet Tzedek, said many workers don’t get enough paid sick time to get through that quarantine period. ‘It really puts a lot Continue Reading »

COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights

Posted on March 16, 2020

Many workers have questions about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect their jobs and income. Below are links to resources which aim to address these questions. These materials will be updated as new information becomes available.   Additionally, due to the current health crisis, Bet Tzedek will not be hosting our monthly Workers’ Rights Clinic Continue Reading »

LAist: LA Korean BBQ Chain Hit With $2.1 Million Fine for Wage Theft

Posted on March 11, 2020

LAist: “The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has issued a $2.1 million fine to the couple that owns the Genwa restaurants after determining they had stolen wages from 325 of their workers…The state investigation started in August 2018 after workers reported they were missing hours to the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance [KIWA] and Bet Tzedek Legal Continue Reading »

Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Restaurant Owners Over $2 Million for Wage Theft

Posted on March 10, 2020

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has cited the owners of Genwa Korean BBQ $2.1 million for multiple wage theft and labor law violations affecting 325 servers, dishwashers and cooks. The Labor Commissioner’s investigation began in August 2018 after workers contacted Bet Tzedek and Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) to report wage theft and both Genwa Continue Reading »

PRESS RELEASE: California Plaintiffs Win Case Against State For Failing To Provide Federally-Mandated In-Home Supportive Services

Posted on January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State must reimburse or pay Medi-Cal recipients and conduct statewide outreach to thousands of Californians who may be eligible for in-home services   LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Medi-Cal beneficiaries with significant disabilities will now be able to access affordable Medi-Cal care at home, rather than going to a nursing facility. In-home Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Names Diego Cartagena as New President & CEO

Posted on January 17, 2020

        CONTACT: Allison Lee, Vice President External Affairs, 310-991-0373 or alee@bettzedek.org   LOS ANGELES (JANUARY 17, 2020) – Bet Tzedek announced today that its Board of Directors has selected attorney Diego Cartagena as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. The Los Angeles-based organization is an internationally-acclaimed force in poverty law and Continue Reading »

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Bet Tzedek is taking steps to protect the safety of our staff and clients given the current COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with a legal issue or case, please DO NOT visit our office in-person. Instead, please call our intake line at 323-939-0506 or email intake@bettzedek.org. If you are a current client, please contact your attorney or advocate via phone or email.Click here for COVID-19 resources.
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