The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is an executive branch agency that provides leadership to protect and improve the well-being of California’s current and future workforce. LWDA oversees seven major departments, boards, and panels that serve California businesses and workers.


File a claim for unpaid wages with the Labor Commissioner’s Office.


File a claim for unemployment, disability or paid family leave benefits with the EDD.


Find job services and training available to you through the EDD.

Future of Work Commission

On May Day, Governor Newsom signed an executive order establishing the Future of Work Commission.


Agricultural Relations Board

Ensures peace in the fields of California by guaranteeing justice for all agricultural workers and stability in agricultural labor relations. Visit the Agricultural Labor Relations Board website.

Department of Industrial Relations

Protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. The Department includes the Labor Commissioner’s OfficeCal/OSHAWorkers’ Compensation, and Apprenticeship Standards divisions. Visit the Department of Industrial Relations website.

Employment Development Department

Connects millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State. Visit the Employment Development Department website.

California Workforce Development Board

Assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development, and is responsible for the oversight and continuous improvement of the workforce system in California. Visit the California Workforce Development Board website.

Public Employment Relations Board

A quasi-judicial agency that administers the eight collective bargaining statutes covering certain employees of the state of California. Visit the Public Employment Relations Board website.

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

An independent administrative judicial agency for workers and employers that resolves disputed unemployment, disability and tax determinations promptly and efficiently. Visit the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board website.

Employment Training Panel

Provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. Visit the Employment Training Panel website.