COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights

Archive: March 2020

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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