Resources

Below are some trusted resources, with links to some of the other organizations that have helped clients understand and protect their rights.

  • Department of Fair Employment and Housing

    The DFEH is a California State agency responsible in part for the enforcement of California’s civil rights laws. The DFEH website contains summaries of recent and important court decisions affecting workers’ rights.

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  • California Labor Commissioner/Department of Labor Standards Enforcement

    This California State agency accepts and adjudicates claims by employees related to unpaid wages. The agency’s website also provides a clear overview of California wage and hour laws.

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  • Employment Development Department

    The EDD is the California State organization responsible for administering Unemployment and Disability benefits (including Pregnancy Disability). The EDD website has helpful Frequently Asked Questions pages for employees who may be eligible for benefits.

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  • California Employment Lawyers Association ("CELA")

    CELA is an organization of lawyers in California who focus their practice on representing employees. If you are looking for an employment lawyer in your area, CELA’s “Find a CELA member” page may assist you in your attorney search.

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  • State Bar of California

    The State Bar maintains a list of lawyer referral services by county.

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  • Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center ("ELC")

    The Employment Law Center is a leading nonprofit, legal services organization that has been committed to helping California’s low-income working families for almost the past 100 years. On its website, the ELC provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand “fact sheets and other self-help tools” to assist employees who may have questions about the law or their legal rights.

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  • Centro Legal De La Raza

    Centro Legal de la Raza provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally-sensitive legal aid, community education and advocacy for low-income residents of the Bay Area, including monolingual Spanish speaking immigrants.

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  • Transgender Law Center

    Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, we employ a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

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