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Benefits Returned to Holocaust Survivor

Posted on February 9, 2015

When Fira, an impoverished 85-year-old Holocaust survivor received the ZRBG reassessment letter in October last year, she went to the German consulate planning to reject the payment. She wanted no more trouble with the Social Security Administration, then deducting 10% of her monthly SSI checks because they erroneously counted her earlier ZRBG and Article 2 Continue Reading »

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 »

Commission Announces Grantes to Expand Access to Legal Services

Posted on January 12, 2015

Bet Tzedek is a member of the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium, one of the four grantees selected

Bet Tzedek Congratulates Kevin Kish on Appointment as California’s Director of Fair Employment and Housing

Posted on December 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA – Bet Tzedek Legal Services congratulates Kevin Kish on his appointment by California Governor Jerry Brown to be the next Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. In this position Kevin will be responsible for setting priorities for and enforcing the state’s anti-discrimination laws, leading the effort to ensure and Continue Reading »

Corporate Giant Cal Cartage Sued for Rampant Violations of Los Angeles’ Living Wage Ordinance

Posted on December 18, 2014

Class action lawsuit seeks damages in the millions for more than 500 warehouse workers

Bet Tzedek Wins in Landmark Case on SB 873, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Posted on December 11, 2014

Probate Judge Issues New Order, Findings in Light of California State Court of Appeals Decision

Bet Tzedek Secures Vital New Protections for U.S. Holocaust Survivors

Posted on December 1, 2014

(Dec. 1, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) Bet Tzedek, a legal aid firm advocating for U.S. Holocaust survivors and others since 1974, has persuaded the Social Security Administration (SSA) to act decisively to protect the federal benefits of poor and elderly survivors who receive German pensions related to their imprisonment in Nazi-controlled ghettos. At Bet Continue Reading »

East Los Angeles Workers Celebrate Innovative Agreement After Year-Long Organizing Campaign

Posted on November 19, 2014

(November 19, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) – Workers and community supporters gathered at the Restaurant Opportunities Center on Wednesday to announce and celebrate their recent agreement with their employer, Pedro Rosado, the owner of the three mariachi restaurants located on the top-floor of the El Mercadito complex in Boyle Heights. In October 2013, dozens Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Names Jessie Kornberg New President & CEO

Posted on October 28, 2014

Los Angeles Attorney Will Become First Woman To Lead Respected Public-Interest Law Firm In Its 40-Year History; Brings Litigation, Nonprofit Policy and Anti-Poverty Experience To Post

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