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Resources

Advocacy Organizations

Consumer Government Agencies

Employment Resources

  • California Employment Development Department

    www.edd.ca.gov

    Information on filing an Unemployment Insurance or Disability Insurance claim, an online job and resume bank (CalJOBS), which boasts thousands of job openings and the largest pool of candidates in the state, Labor market tools designed to help you make educated decisions.

  • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

    www.dfeh.ca.gov

    California state agency charged with protecting the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, as well as from the perpetration of acts of hate violence.

  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

    www.eeoc.gov

    Federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws requiring equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination in employment.

  • National Labor Relations Board

    www.nlrb.gov

    The NLRB is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to enforce the National Labor Relations Act. It investigates unfair labor practices by employers and unions.

  • California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner)

    www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlse.html

    The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement provides a wide variety of services to the public, from wage claim adjudication and discrimination complaint investigations to enforcement of California’s labor laws and Industrial Welfare Commission orders.

  • California Division of Occupational Safety and Health

    www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/WorkersPage.htm

    Cal/OSHA was created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 to enforce effective standards, assist and encourage employers to maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and to provide for enforcement, research, information, education and training in the field of occupational safety and health.

  • U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    www.osha.gov/

    The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to prevent injuries and protect the health of America’s workers by enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.