COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights

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All media requests should be directed to Allison Lee, Vice President of External Affairs at (323) 549-5813 or alee@bettzedek.org.

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 »

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers if the Air Quality is Unhealthy Due to Wildfire Smoke

Posted on October 29, 2019

Thank you Cal/OSHA for providing these reminders of how employers can help protect workers exposed to wildfire dangers.   

AB 629 Human Trafficking Victims Compensation Bill Receives Governor’s Signature

Posted on October 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2019                      Contact: Danni.Wang@asm.ca.gov (661) 286-1565   Smith Human Trafficking Victims Compensation Bill Receives Governor’s Signature SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce that her Assembly Bill (AB) 629 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this week as part of the package Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek calls passage of SB616 a victory for low-income Californians seeking debt relief

Posted on October 8, 2019

Bet Tzedek is thrilled to share that after two years of non-stop advocacy, the California Low Income Consumer Coalition (of which Bet Tzedek is a founding member) (as sponsor) and Senator Wieckowski (as author) have succeeded in achieving a historic statutory victory for Californians struggling with debt.  Debt collectors have the right to put a Continue Reading »

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