KCRW: Navigating Unemployment and Rent Issues Under COVID-19

Archive: May 2020

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KCRW: Navigating Unemployment and Rent Issues Under COVID-19

Posted on May 8, 2020

KCRW – The latest jobs report finds almost 15% of the U.S. population is out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Californians are on unemployment, and the state has paid out $10 billion in claims, according to Governor Gavin Newsom. But navigating the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) is creating frustration for 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 »

Employees of Popular Beverly Hills Bar and Restaurant File Lawsuit in response to Years-Long Scheme to Steal Wages

Posted on August 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bet Tzedek Contact: Allison Lee, alee@bettzedek.org   August 19, 2019, LOS ANGELES, CA – Bet Tzedek and Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit on behalf of current and former employees of Caffe Roma, a popular bar and restaurant in Beverly Hills frequented by Hollywood elites, alleging that for years Caffe Roma Continue Reading »

Justice for Car Wash Workers

Posted on December 3, 2018

  L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Tuesday that his office, in collaboration with Bet Tzedek and other local organizations, successfully secured over $1M in restitution for approximately 60 car wash employees who were victims of alleged wage theft. According to Feuer, this is believed to be “the most significant amount ever paid in Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek and Thai Community Development Center Applaud Labor Commissioner’s Office for Wage Violation Citations

Posted on October 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thai Community Development Center Contact: Panida Rzonca,  panida@thaicdc.org  Bet Tzedek Contact: Allison Lee, alee@bettzedek.org     North Hollywood Sanamluang Restaurant Slammed with Labor Violations Labor Commissioner’s Office Warns Los Angeles Area Restaurant Owners: Pay the New, Higher Minimum Wage and Proper Overtime or Pay the Price. OCT 3, 2018, LOS ANGELES, CA Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Times reports: Immigration-related retaliation on the rise for Los Angeles low-wage workers seeking fare wages and workplace rights

Posted on January 2, 2018

More workers say their bosses are threatening to have them deported BY: Andrew Khouri – Reposted from the Los Angeles Times JANUARY 2, 2018 – (LOS ANGELES) The deal the worker struck was simple: $150 a day to tile a bathroom and stucco the walls of a home in Arcadia. The pay was to come Continue Reading »

LA Garment Manufacturers Accused of Labor Violations

Posted on September 19, 2017

REPOSTED FROM BLOOMBERG GOVERNMENT   By Louis C. LaBrecque Seven Los Angeles-area garment manufacturers and contractors are facing a total of $275,835 in fines for allegedly operating without workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The citations followed inspections of 18 garment manufacturers in the LA area. Fourteen of the inspected businesses also face a total of $34,300 Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Joins Organizations Launching Los Angeles Worker Network as July 1st Wage Increases Approach

Posted on June 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ADVISORY FOR JUNE 28, 2017 What: Low-wage workers across multiple sectors will gather to launch the Los Angeles Worker Center Network. The network is committed to informing and enforcing new wage rights for all workers, regardless of immigration status, race, gender identity, or sex. The network is being launch to coincide with Continue Reading »

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