After Los Angeles passed the $15 minimum wage increase, so did many other municipalities in L.A. County. Because KIWA was a key advocate in the campaign to not only raise the minimum wage, but enforce it, we have been contracted by the City of Los Angeles, the City of Santa Monica, and Los Angeles County to conduct outreach and education around the new minimum wage law and its provisions to both workers and employers. With KIWA organizers and members on the streets in L.A., Santa Monica, and unincorporated Los Angeles County, low-wage workers in the region will have the knowledge and resources they need to fight for dignity and respect in the workplace.
Do you have questions about the minimum wage or your rights as a worker? Have you experienced wage theft or need help filing a claim? Are you an employer seeking to understand the laws? Contact KIWA’s Worker Empowerment Clinic: Scarlett De Leon (English, Spanish) at 213.738.9050 ext 3# firstname.lastname@example.org; Kaye Kim (Korean) at 213.738.9050 ext 1#, email@example.com
For workers who have experienced wage theft and want to file a claim:
- If you work in the City of Los Angeles, contact the L.A. Office of Wage Standards
- If you work in unincorporated L.A. County, contact the County of L.A. Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA)
- If you work in Santa Monica, visit Santa Monica Minimum Wage Education and Enforcement