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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 »

Integrating Medicare and Medicaid

Posted on October 15, 2012

Twenty-six states have applied to the federal government to combine Medicaid and Medicare.  Under these applications, up to two million dual-eligibles (persons eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare) would be transferred into an integrated Medicaid/ Medicare health care system.  In most cases, they would receive care through a managed care organization. The changes will be Continue Reading »

BET TZEDEK HAS MOVED! / NOS EMOS MUDADO

Posted on August 7, 2012

As of Wednesday, August 29, 2012, ALL Bet Tzedek offices have relocated to one convenient new address: 3250 WILSHIRE BLVD. 13th FLOOR LOS ANGELES, CA 90010-1509 All of our regular telephone numbers will remain the same. Fax numbers have changed. Please note our new main fax number: (213) 471-4568 We will continue to provide free legal Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek attoneys participate in mission to Israel

Posted on July 24, 2012

Bet Tzedek Elder Rights attorneys Yolande Erickson and Bertha Sanchez Hayden, both active in the agency’s Transitions and Family Matters programs, are participating in a special study and fact finding trip to Israel.  The trip is examining how individuals with special needs, such as autism, are being helped in that country. The attorneys are expert Continue Reading »

BT Attorney named to Top 75 list

Posted on July 19, 2012

Kevin Kish, Director of Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project (ERP), has been named a 2012 Top 75 Labor & Employment attorney in California by the Daily Journal. Upon receiving this much deserved recognition, Kish commented, “I work as part of a fantastic team.  This is a recognition not only of our incredible ERP team, but of everyone Continue Reading »

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