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The State of California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is an executive branch Agency, and the Secretary is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. The Secretary oversees seven major departments, boards and panels that serve California businesses and workers. The Agency has a cumulative budget of $14.7 billion and approximately 11,700 employees.

Worker’s Rights / Workplace Information

  • For information on making a wage and hour claim, employer/employee rights and general labor law questions, contact a Deputy Labor Commissioner at one of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement local offices. You can also refer to the Department of Industrial Relations Contact page or call 1-844-LABOR-DIR (1-844-522-6734) if you have a work-related issue and can’t find the appropriate contact, to get help directing your call.
  • For local offices and consultation service for employers with issues related to health and safety in the workplace, contact Cal/OSHA Consultation Service area offices.
  • Contact your local California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) for information regarding cases concerning claims for unemployment and disability benefits.
  • For information about safety in the workplace including heat illness, contact the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
  • For a telephone listing for general information on the state disability insurance program and information on filing a claim, contact Disability insurance.
  • For information and county-by-county listings of all employment tax offices, including location, telephone and fax numbers for all employers and agents, please contact the Employment tax branch.
  • For a telephone listing for general unemployment insurance benefit information, information on filing a claim and benefit checks, please contact the Unemployment benefits office.
  • For information about workplace injuries, contact a Workers’ compensation local offices Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) Offices and ancillary.
  • For information regarding agricultural worker’s rights, contact the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

Employment Opportunities

General Information and Statistics

  • For information about prevailing wages, contact the Office of Policy, Research, and Legislation at (415) 703-4774.
  • To contact local labor market consultants throughout California, contact the Labor market information division.
  • To ensure timely processing, please direct all notices and correspondences pursuant to the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (Labor Code 2698 et seq.) to the following address:
    Attn. PAGA Administrator
    1515 Clay Street, Ste. 801
    Oakland, CA 94612

Comments concerning the Agency web site, individual staff, or other Agency-level business can be directed to the address or telephone numbers on the bottom of this page. E-mail is also welcome; however, for security and privacy reasons confidential information such as Social Security number of employer identification number should not be included.

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency
800 Capitol Mall, MIC-55
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-9900