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Garment Worker Protection Act Passes the CA Senate

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Garment Worker Protection Act Passes the CA Senate

Posted on June 29, 2020

Friends,  In a 25-11 vote, garment workers and labor advocates passed SB 1399 though the California Senate! We did this with your support – your letters, your calls, and your contributions to workers’ organizing efforts!  THANK YOU!! Our members are thrilled with this major milestone on the road to passing SB 1399.  The bill moves to the state Assembly Continue Reading »

In Solidarity

Posted on June 2, 2020

All of us at Bet Tzedek are saddened and outraged by the shocking killing of George Floyd at the hands of the very people sworn to serve and protect our communities. The demonstrations that have followed in the wake of Mr. Floyd’s killing are another reminder that we have a long way to go to Continue Reading »

Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Updates

Posted on May 21, 2020

This week, Treasury and the IRS are starting to send nearly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check. EIP Card recipients can make purchases, get cash from in-network ATMs, and transfer funds to their personal bank account without incurring any fees. They can also check their card Continue Reading »

BREAKING: Advocates Hail End of the Controversial Los Angeles County PACE Program

Posted on May 19, 2020

Bet Tzedek is thrilled to announce that the County of Los Angeles has ended its controversial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program, which was intended to help Angelenos make energy-efficient home improvements but instead became a breeding ground for consumer fraud and abuse. For the last several years, Bet Tzedek has been inundated by Continue Reading »

KCRW: Navigating Unemployment and Rent Issues Under COVID-19

Posted on May 8, 2020

KCRW – The latest jobs report finds almost 15% of the U.S. population is out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Californians are on unemployment, and the state has paid out $10 billion in claims, according to Governor Gavin Newsom. But navigating the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) is creating frustration for Continue Reading »

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Garcetti, City Attorney Feuer Launch ‘L.A. Represents’ Pro Bono Legal Initiative

Posted on May 6, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2020 MAYOR GARCETTI,  CITY ATTORNEY FEUER LAUNCH  ‘L.A. REPRESENTS’ PRO BONO LEGAL INITIATIVE Alliance of law firms, legal aid organizations, and bar associations will provide free legal counsel and representation to residents and businesses in need during COVID-19 crisis Visit for more info LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Continue Reading »

PRESS RELEASE: Advocates Applaud Emergency, Short-term Relief for Excluded Workers, and Call for Full Safety Net for All Workers to Meet Humanitarian Crisis

Posted on April 16, 2020

  April 15, 2020: Today, Governor Newsom announced the establishment of a public-private partnership to provide disaster relief to undocumented workers. This financial assistance is a crucial stopgap for the survival of many immigrant families until the legislature reconvenes in May.  The announcement comes on the heels of immigrant worker advocates in recent weeks calling for Continue Reading »

COVID-19: Suspension of PACE Programs Needed to Prevent Homelessness and Further Fraud

Posted on March 23, 2020

Facing a current pandemic, housing crisis, and potential loss of income, no one should have to worry about predatory loans or losing their home. We urge the LA County Board of Supervisors to immediately act to protect the thousands of low-income LA County homeowners at risk of foreclosure during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve banded together Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Services During COVID-19

Posted on March 23, 2020

In order to keep clients, volunteers, and staff safe during COVID-19, Bet Tzedek has implemented remote intake procedures for all client matters. All services areas remain available through these procedures. Individuals seeking legal assistance should call our intake call center at 323-939-0506 and leave a message. Or you can email your legal question or request Continue Reading »

LAist: Will I Get Paid If Coronavirus Puts Me Out Of A Job?

Posted on March 18, 2020

“For those who are still working, the big question is – what happens if I get sick? Can I still make my rent and pay my bills? Sebastian Sanchez, an employment attorney with Bet Tzedek, said many workers don’t get enough paid sick time to get through that quarantine period. ‘It really puts a lot Continue Reading »

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