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 »

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 »

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 »

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