Resources for Workers
Looking to file a claim, learn more about your rights at the workplace, or gain access to legal resources?
Below is a list of enforcement agencies, worker centers, legal centers, and community-based organizations that can help you.
Labor Commissioner’s Office – Los Angeles Branch – State of California
Types of claims handled: wage theft, minimum wage, overtime, rest and meal breaks, tips violations, sick leave
Address: 320 W. Fourth Street, Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) – Unincorporated Los Angeles County
Address: 500 W. Temple Street, Room B-96, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office of Wage Standards (OWS) – City of Los Angeles
Address: 1149 S Broadway, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 1-844-WAGELA | 1-844-924-3752
City of Santa Monica
The City of Santa Monica has contracted with the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) to receive wage enforcement claims and conduct primary investigation of any claims.
Anyone can file a workplace safety or health complaint with Cal/OSHA if they believe there is a violation of a safety or health standard, if there is any danger that threatens physical harm, or if an imminent hazard exists.
- Complaints of workplace hazards filed by employees, employee representatives, and others
- Reports of serious violations received from law enforcement
- Reports of accidents resulting in serious injury or illness or death
The State of California, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
Los Angeles District Office: 320 West 4th Street, Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Van Nuys District Office: 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 405, Van Nuys, CA 91401
LA Civil Rights has the authority to enforce the City’s Civil and Human Rights Law, which prohibits discrimination of protected classes in commerce, education, employment, and housing.
LA Civil Rights does not have the authority to investigate complaints against public entities, including other city departments, or complaints related to discrimination in employment and housing which are encompassed by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and within the jurisdiction of the California Civil Rights Department (CRD).
Los Angeles Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights)
Address: 201 N. Los Angeles St., Suite 6, Los Angeles, CA 90012
California Civil Rights Department (CRD)
Address (all correspondence and mail): 2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Address, LA Office: 320 West 4th Street, Suite 1000, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone, LA Office: 213-439-6799
The services offered by the organizations below range from free to fixed-cost and sliding-scale.