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.

Wage Claims: Contact Your Local Labor Standards Enforcement Agency

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

Phone: 213-620-6330


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Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) – Unincorporated Los Angeles County

Address: 500 W. Temple Street, Room B-96, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 1-800-593-8222


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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


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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. 

Phone: 1-800-593-8222

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Report Workplace Health and Safety Violations

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.

Cal/OSHA investigates:

  • 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

Phone: 866-924-9757


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Report Workplace Discrimination

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

Phone: 213-978-1845


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California Civil Rights Department (CRD)

Address (all correspondence and mail): 2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: 800-884-1684

Address, LA Office: 320 West 4th Street, Suite 1000, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone, LA Office: 213-439-6799


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