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Read The Nation article here. Garment workers in the U.S. are paid far below minimum wage. New legislation, if implemented successfully, would change that. Derek Guy Inside a pair of […]

The United States has no coherent system for providing long-term care, leading many who are aging to struggle to stay independent or to rely on a patchwork of solutions. Read […]

Read the L.A. Times article here.   By Emily Alpert Reyes Nine months after giving birth, Caitlin Martin is still waiting to bring her son home from the hospital. Her […]

Starting January 2024, there will no longer be an asset limit for Medi-Cal eligibility. This change has significant implications, as it means that more individuals can now qualify for Medi-Cal […]

Elevating Workers’ Stories of Wage Theft

From the James Irvine Foundation.   “We are excited to give you a look at Wage Theft Stories, which illuminates the challenges of wage theft and solutions to end it. […]

Read the KTLA article here. Article mentions Bet Tzedek    by: Will Conybeare Mayor Karen Bass and the nonprofit Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles are calling on legal professionals to donate their time […]

Read the U.S. News & World Report article here. Article features Diego Cartagena, Bet Tzedek President & CEO   By Ashley Merryman Pro bono services run the gamut of legal […]

Read the San José Spotlight article here. By Ruth Silver Taube A persistent misconception among American workers is that employers can only terminate them for good cause. This misconception arises, […]

The report findings have been covered in the L.A. Times, California Healthline/KFF, and LAist/KPCC.   English Version: Spanish Version:

Read the LAist article here. Article features Matthew Calcanas, Bet Tzedek Eviction Defense Project (EDP) Attorney   It’s been a wet 2023 in the L.A. area — rain levels are […]

Read the L.A. Times Column here. Article features Yvonne Medrano, Bet Tzedek Employment Rights Project (ERP) Attorney   Hard work. Long hours. Paltry wages. Isolation from relatives. Barracks-style housing. That’s […]

Read the L.A. Times article here. by The Times Editorial Board Most workers in California who lose their job are eligible to receive a portion of their salary while they […]