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Government Agencies and Courts

Government Agencies and Courts

a. Wage and Hour Violations/COBRA (Health Benefit) Violations

i. State: “Labor Commissioner” (Dept. of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, or DLSE)

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse

Fresno: 770 E., Shaw Ave, Suite 222, 93710 …………………………… (559) 244-5340

Oakland: 1515 Clay Street, Suite 801, 94612 ………………………….. (510) 622-3273

San Francisco: 455 Golden Gate, l0th Floor, 94102 …………………. (415) 703-5300

San Jose: 100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 120, 95113 ……………. (408) 277-1266

Santa Ana: 605 West Ana Blvd. Bldg. 28, Room 625, 92701 ……… (714) 558-4910

Claims accepted: Unpaid regular wages, overtime, vacation or bonuses (including improper exemption from overtime or classification as contractor); minimum wage violations; improper deduction or withholding practices; child labor; other complaints regarding hours and conditions. Most individual claims for unpaid wages are filed with this agency. Languages: Spanish, Cantonese.

ii. State: Dept. of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Bureau of Field Enforcement http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToReportViolationtoBOFE.htm

Minimum Wage Hotline ………………………………………………………. (888) 275-9243

San Francisco office …………………………………………………………….. (415) 703-5300

Claims accepted: Wage & hour violations by employer, usually filed on behalf of a group of employees. The claim form CANNOT be filed electronically or by fax.

iii. Federal: Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

http://www.dol.gov/whd/

Fresno: 906 N Street, Suite 105, 93721 ………………………………….. (559) 487-5317

Oakland: 1301 Clay Street, Suite 1080-N, 94612 ……………………… (510) 637-2949

San Francisco: 90 7th Street, Suite 12-100, 94103 …………………… (415) 625-7720

San Jose: 60 S. Market Street, Suite 420, 95113 ………………………. (408) 291-7730

Santa Ana: 770 The City South, Suite 5710, 92868 …………………… (714) 621-1650

Toll Free: ……………………………………………………………………………. (866) 487-9243

Claims accepted: Minimum wage violations; unpaid wages and overtime; child labor; record keeping violations; retaliation for filing DOL claim; improper deductions; other complaints regarding hours and conditions. Work must involve “interstate commerce.” Employer may also have to meet Gross Sales test.

iv. Federal: Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration http://www.dol.gov/ebsa

S.F. Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Suite 11-300, 94103 …………… (415) 625-2481

Toll Free ……………………………………………………………………………. 1-866-444-3272

Claims accepted: COBRA (continuing health benefits) violations, ERISA-and pension-related violations

v. Municipal (S.F.): Office of Labor Standards Enforcement

http://sfgov.org/olse/office-labor-standards-enforcement

City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 430, 94102 ……… (415) 554-6292

Claims accepted: San Francisco minimum wage, healthcare security, and paid sick leave.

vi. Public Employees: Contact union representative or human resources department

b. Unemployment Insurance and Temporary (state) Disability Insurance

i. State: Employment Development Department (EDD)

http://www.edd.ca.gov

Unemployment Claims (statewide) ……………………………………….. (800) 300-5616

Interstate Claims ………………………………………………………………… (916) 683-4400

Disability Insurance Claims (statewide) …… (800) 480-3287,

TTY (800) 563-24441

Languages: Unemployment Claims: Spanish (800) 326-8937, Chinese: (800) 547-3506, Disability Insurance Claims (statewide-Spanish) (866)658-8846

ii. State: Employment Development Department- Office of Appeals

http://www.cuiab.ca.gov

Fresno: 590 West Alluvial Ave, Suite 110, 93711… ………………….. (559) 440-5524

Oakland: 1515 Clay St, Suite 902, 94612 ………………………………… (510) 622-3900

Orange County: 6 Centerpoint Drive, 4th Floor, La Palma,90623 ..(714) 562-5560

San Francisco: 185 Berry Street, Suite 200 (Lobby 5), 94107 …….. (415) 357-3801

Schedules all appeals from denial of unemployment insurance benefits.

c. California Paid Family Leave

i. State: Employment Development Department

http://www.edd.ca.gov

P.O. Box 997017, Sacramento, 95799 ……………………………………. (877) 238-4373

Spanish ……………………………………………………………………………… (877) 379-3819

d. Covered California

http://www.coveredca.com/ ………………………………………………(800)300-1506

…………………………………………TTY: (888)889-4500

Provides information for Californians who want to get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

e. Workers’ Compensation

i. State: Dept. of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation, Information and Assistance Bureau

http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/

Fresno: 2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 4078, 93721 ……………………… (559) 445-5051

Oakland: 1515 Clay Street, 6th Floor, 94612 …………………………… (510) 622-2866

San Francisco: 455 Golden Gate Ave, 2nd Floor, 94102 ……………. (415) 703-5020

San Jose: 100 Paseo de San Antonio, Rm. 241, 95113 ……………… (408) 277-1246

Santa Ana: 605 W Santa Ana Blvd. Bldg 28, Suite 451, 92701… …. (714) 558-4121

Recorded Information …………………………………………………………….. (800) 736-7401

Handles questions about workers’ compensation insurance claims.

ii. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCAB/

Fresno: 255b Mariposa Street, Room 4078, 93721… ……………….. (559) 445-5355

Oakland: 1515 Clay Street, 6th Floor, 94612 : …………………………. (510) 622-2866

San Francisco: 455 Golden Gate Ave, 2nd Floor, 94102 ……………. (415) 703-5011

San Jose: 100 Paseo de San Antonio, Room 041, 95113 …………… (408) 277-1246

Santa Ana: 605 West Santa Ana Blvd, Bldg. 28, Suite 451, 82701 ..(714) 558-4121

For other local offices ………………………………………………………….. (800) 736-7401

Handles workers’ compensation discrimination claims. (Cal. Labor Code 132(a))

f. Health Care Plans

i. State: Department of managed health care

http://www.hmohelp.ca.gov

Toll Free ……………………………………………………………………………. 1-888-466-2219

Hearing or Speech Impaired: ……………………………………………….. 1-877-688-9891

Claims accepted: Receives complaints regarding health care service plans. The website has complaint forms and instructions online.

g. Pension and Health Benefits

i. Federal: U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa

San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th St, Suite 11-300, 94103…….. (415) 625-2481

Toll Free …………………………………………………………………………….. (866) 444-3272

h. Social Security Disability Insurance

https://www.ssa.gov/disability/disability.html

Toll Free……………………………………………………………………………..1-800-772-1213

Application information and forms for Federal Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

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