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 »

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 »

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.   

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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