Advocacy Organizations

Center for Responsible Lending
Consumer Action
Consumer Attorneys of California
Consumer Federation of America
Consumer Federation of California
Equal Rights Advocates
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center
Public Justice
National Association of Consumer Advocates
The National Consumer Law Center
Public Citizen

Consumer Government Agencies

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Federal Trade Commision
California Dept. of Consumer Affairs


California Superior Courts

Alameda County Superior Court
San Francisco Superior Court
Marin County Superior Court
Contra Costa County Superior Court
Santa Clara County Superior Court
California Appellate Courts—Case searchable site
California Courts—General Information about Superior and Appellate Courts
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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
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)
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)
Federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws requiring equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination in employment.
National Labor Relations Board
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)
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
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
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.