Garment Workers Will No Longer Wait Years for Stolen Wages

Archive: June 2019

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Garment Workers Will No Longer Wait Years for Stolen Wages

Posted on June 29, 2019

  Governor Newsom’s First Budget Includes Millions for Historically Insolvent Restitution Fund   Los Angeles, CA – Garment workers are the backbone of L.A.’s manufacturing sector. They contribute to the profitability of California’s massive retail industry, but tens of thousands of garment workers are routinely underpaid—or not paid at all—for work performed. Most never recoup Continue Reading »

Smith Advances Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Posted on March 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Smith (D-Santa Clarita) and joint-author Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) moved forward AB 629 to help human trafficking victims rebuild their lives. The bill is cosponsored by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Bet Tzedek Legal Services. Assembly Bill 629 would make human trafficking victims eligible to receive compensation 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 »

SuperLawyers Profiles Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek President & CEO

Posted on June 14, 2017

 SuperLawyers has named Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek President & CEO one of Southern California’s Rising Stars for 2017. In an extensive profile written by Joe Mullich, the magazine discusses Jessie’s path to Bet Tzedek and her vision for the organization. The full article can be found here.

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