Resources

Advocacy Organizations

Center for Responsible Lending
www.responsiblelending.org
Consumer Action
www.consumer-action.org
Consumer Attorneys of California
www.caoc.org
Consumer Federation of America
www.consumerfed.org
Consumer Federation of California
www.consumerfedofca.org
Equal Rights Advocates
www.equalrights.org
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
www.lawyerscommittee.org
Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center
www.las-elc.org
Public Justice
www.publicjustice.net
National Association of Consumer Advocates
www.naca.net
The National Consumer Law Center
www.nclc.org
Public Citizen
www.citizen.com

Consumer Government Agencies

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
www.consumerfinance.gov
Federal Trade Commision
www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm
California Dept. of Consumer Affairs
www.dca.ca.gov/

Courts

California Superior Courts

Alameda County Superior Court
www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/
San Francisco Superior Court
www.sfgov.org/site/courts_index.asp
Marin County Superior Court
www.co.marin.ca.us/courts/
Contra Costa County Superior Court
www.cc-courts.org/
Santa Clara County Superior Court
www.sccsuperiorcourt.org
California Appellate Courts—Case searchable site
http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/
California Courts—General Information about Superior and Appellate Courts
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
www.cand.uscourts.gov/
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
www.ca9.uscourts.gov/

Employment Resources

Below are links to governmental agencies whose websites can provide specific information on laws and regulations governing employment. Click on the name to link to their websites.

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.