The California Labor Commissioner’s Office promotes economic justice through robust enforcement of labor laws. By combating wage theft, protecting workers from retaliation, and educating the public, the Labor Commissioner’s Office helps put earned wages into workers’ pockets and helps level the playing field for law-abiding employers. In California, all workers are protected by labor laws regardless of their immigration status.
- Visit the Labor Commissioner’s Office to learn about employers’ responsibilities under the California labor code.
- File a wage claim and learn about labor rights.
- Report labor law violations.
- File a retaliation or discrimination complaint.
- Learn about wage theft, including employers’ responsibilities and workers’ rights
- Contact the Labor Commissioner’s Office at 1-844-522-6734 or EmploymentStatus@dir.ca.gov.
Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave
The EDD provides benefits if you are unemployed; are pregnant or have a non-work-related illness or injury; or need time off work to bond with a new child or care for a seriously ill family member.
- Visit Claims to learn about Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave program eligibility, or to file a claim for benefits.
- Visit AskEDD for questions or to contact the EDD online.
- Contact the EDD.
Payroll Tax Obligations
The Employment Development Department (EDD) administers the collection, accounting, and auditing of the state’s payroll taxes. These include Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance, Employment Training Tax, and Personal Income Tax.
Contact Agency Departments
To contact a member of the Labor & Workforce Development Agency, visit the respective website below:
Workplace Safety and Health
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, helps protect workers from health and safety hazards in almost every workplace in California. Cal/OSHA provides free safety and health assistance to employers to improve their health and safety programs.
- Visit Cal/OSHA for information about workplace safety and health.
- File a confidential workplace safety complaint.
- File a whistleblower complaint if you suffer retaliation for reporting a workplace safety hazard
- Report a workplace accident as required by law.
- Obtain free consultation services from Cal/OSHA.
- ContactCal/OSHA at 1-844-522-6734.
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers’ compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers’ compensation benefits.
- Visit DWC for information on benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses, and employers’ responsibilities to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
- Review FAQs about workers’ compensation for employers.
- Review FAQs about workers’ compensation for employees.
- See what to do if you’re injured on the job.
- Get information and assistance for injured workers
- Learn about funds that pay claims to injured workers under special circumstances.
- Contact DWC at 1-844-522-6734.
Visit the Resources page for information on popular topics, including workers’ rights, apprenticeships, Disability Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance. Comments concerning this website, individual staff, or other Agency-level business can be directed to the contact information below. For your security and privacy, do not include any confidential information (Social Security number, employer identification number, etc.) in your inquiry. The California Public Records Act requires inspection and/or disclosure of governmental records to the public upon request, unless exempted by law. All requests to inspect public records as well as requests for copies of public records should specify the records desired, or if not known, the particular types or class of records. Provide as much detail as possible so that we can better assist you.
- By mail: California Labor & Workforce Development Agency 800 Capitol Mall, Suite 5000 (MIC-55) Sacramento, CA 95814
- By phone: (916) 653-9900
- By fax: (916) 653-6913
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public Records Act request for PAGA notices and related records can be submitted directly to PAGAinfo@dir.ca.gov