Government Agencies and Programs
State of California
The lead non-discrimination agency in California enforces the California
Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other laws, which prohibit discrimination due to
age, national origin, race, color, creed, disability, marital status, medical condition,
sex and sexual orientation. This agency also administers the California
Family Rights Act which establishes rights for leaves of absence due to health conditions.
This is the home web page of the State of California that
information on all state agencies, programs and laws.
This site has information on California laws, legislative bills,
and the legislature.
This site provides links to information about agencies and programs concerning
disabled persons in California.
The Department of Industrial Relations administers various laws and programs
related to workers and working conditions in California.
Provides a variety of services to the public, from wage claim
adjudication and related retaliation complaint investigations to enforcement
of California's labor laws and Industrial Welfare Commission orders.
The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims, investigates
discrimination and public works complaints, and enforeces Labor Code statutes.
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)monitors the administration of workers' compensation
claims, and provides services to resolve disputes regarding injured worker claims.
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) protects workers and the public
from safety hazards, and provides assistance to employers to comply wih the law.
The State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS) mediates labor disputes, and
provides arbitration, union election, and training services.
Provides services under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance
and Disability Insurance programs.