California Government Agencies

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Temporary Disability

4. Unemployment Insurance

5. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

6. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

7. Workers’ Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in California, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: California

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Communication Headquarters
2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Toll Free: 800-884-1684
Phone: 916-227-0551
TDD: 800-700-2320
Fax: 916-227-2859

DFEH District Office Contact Information:

Bakersfield District Office
4800 Stockdale Highway, Suite 215
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Telephone: (661) 395-2729
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (661) 395-2972
TTY: (800) 700-2320
San Diego District Office
1350 Front Street, Suite 3005
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 645-2681
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (619) 645-2683
TTY: (800) 700-2320
Fresno District Office
1277 E. Alluvial Avenue, Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720
Telephone: (559) 244-4760
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (559) 244-4819
TTY: (800) 700-2320
San Francisco District Office
1515 Clay Street, Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612-2512
Telephone: (510) 622-2973
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (510) 622-2952
TTY: (800) 700-2320
Los Angeles District Office
320 West 4th Street, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Telephone: (213) 439-6799
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (213) 439-6715
TTY: (800) 700-2320
San Jose District Office
111 North Market Street, Suite 810
San Jose, CA 95113-1102
Telephone: (408) 277-1277
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (408) 277-9997
TTY: (800) 700-2320
Bay Area Regional Office
39141 Civic Center Drive, Suite 250
Fremont, CA 94538
Elk Grove Office 2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Oakland District Office
1515 Clay Street, Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612-2512
Telephone: (510) 622-2941
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (510) 622-2951
TTY: (800) 700-2320
Santa Ana District Office
2101 East 4th Street, Suite 255-B
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Telephone: (714) 558-4266
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (714) 558-6461
TTY: (800) 700-2320
Sacramento District Office
2000 O Street, Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95814-5212
Telephone: (916) 445-5523
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684
FAX: (916) 323-6092
TTY: (800) 700-2320

Web Address: http://www.dfeh.ca.gov

Agency Information/Mission: The mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from the perpetration of acts of hate violence.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC – Fresno Local Office
1265 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: 559-487-5793
TTY: 559-487-5837
EEOC – San Diego Area Office
401 B Street
Suite 1550
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-557-7235
TTY: 619-557-7232
EEOC – Los Angeles District Office
255 E. Temple
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-894-1000
TTY: 213-894-1121
EEOC – San Francisco District Office
901 Market Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-356-5100
TTY: 415-356-5098
EEOC – Oakland Local Office
1301 Clay Street
Suite 1170-N
Oakland, CA 94612-5217
Phone: 510-637-3230
TTY: 510-637-3234
EEOC – San Jose Local Office
96 North 3rd Street
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-291-7352
TTY: 408-291-7374

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information

California Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA)

455 Golden Gate Avenue – 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 703-5100
Fax: (415) 703-5114
Search for Cal/OSHA Enforcement Offices
Web Address: http://www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety.html

Agency Description/Mission: Cal/OSHA was created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 to enforce effective standards, assist and encourage employers to maintain safe and healthful working conditions, and to provide for enforcement, research, information, education and training in the field of occupational safety and health.

Search for Cal/OSHA Enforcement Offices
Workers’ Page
Workers’ Rights
Worker Responsibilities
How to File a Complaint with Cal/OSHA

3. Temporary Disability

Employment Development Department
Fresno Disability Insurance Office
2550 Mariposa Street, Room 1080A
Fresno, CA 93721

Fresno Paid Family Leave Office
855 M Street, Suite 810
Fresno, CA 93721

Stockton Disability Insurance Office
3127 Transworld Drive, Suite 150
Stockton, CA 95206

San Jose Disability Insurance Office
297 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Santa Barbara Disability Insurance Office
128 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone (Toll-Free): (800) 480-3287
TTY: (800) 563-2441
Web Address: http://www.edd.ca.gov/default.htm

Agency Description/Mission: California State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. The SDI program is State-mandated, and funded through employee payroll deductions. SDI provides affordable, short-term benefits to eligible workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a NON WORK-RELATED illness or injury, or a medically disabling condition from pregnancy or childbirth.

FAQs for Disability Insurance
How to File a Claim

4. Unemployment Insurance

Employment Development Department
800 Capitol Mall, MIC 83
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (Toll-Free in CA) (English): (800) 300-5616 / (Spanish): (800) 326-8937
Phone (Toll-Free in CA) (Chinese): (800) 547-3506 / (Vietnamese): (800) 547-2058
Phone (Toll-Free out of state): (800) 250-3913
TTY: (800) 815-9387
Web Address: http://www.edd.ca.gov/default.htm

FAQs For Claimants
Filing a Claim
A Guide to Benefits and Employment Services (English; also available in Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese)
Unemployment Insurance – Forms and Publications

5. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Bakersfield
7718 Meany Ave
Bakersfield, CA 9330
661) 587-3060
El Centro
1550 W. Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 353-0607
Fresno
770 E. Shaw Avenue, Ste. 222
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 244-5340
Long Beach
300 Oceangate, Suite 302
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-5048
Los Angeles
320 W. Fourth Street, Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 620-6330
Oakland
1515 Clay Street, Suite 801
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-3273
Redding
250 Hemsted Drive
2nd Floor, Suite A
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-2655
Sacramento
2031 Howe Avenue, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 263-1811
Salinas
1870 N. Main St., Suite 150
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-3041
San Bernardino
464 W. Fourth Street, Room 348
San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 383-4334
San Diego
7575 Metropolitan Dr., Rm. 210
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 220-5451
San Francisco
455 Golden Gate Ave., 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 703-5300
DLSE2@dir.ca.gov
San Jose
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Room 120
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 277-1266
Santa Ana
605 West Santa Ana Blvd.
Bldg. 28, Room 625
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 558-4910
Santa Barbara
411 E. Canon Perdido, Room 3
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 568-1222
Santa Rosa
50 “D” Street, Suite 360
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 576-2362
Stockton
31 E. Channel Street, Room 317
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 948-7770
Van Nuys
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 206
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 901-5315
Walk In Service Available At This Location:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Monday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Minimum wage hotline: (888) ASK-WAGE / (888) 275-9243

E-Mail: DLSEInfo@dir.ca.gov
Web Address: http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/dlse.html

How to File a Wage Claim
How to File a Claim With the Bureau of Field Enforcement (labor standards violations)
How to File a Discrimination Complaint (discrimination in violation of Labor Code)
Minimum Wage Order 2007
All California workers are entitled to workplace protection (rights of undocumented workers)

6. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
East Los Angeles District Office

100 N. Barranca Street, Suite #850
West Covina, CA 91791Phone: (626) 966-0478; (626) 966-8679
Fax: (626) 966-5539
(Serving San Bernardino County and portions of Los Angeles and Riverside Counties)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Los Angeles District Office

915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 960
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3446
Phone: (866) 487-9243; (213) 894-6375
Fax: (213) 894-6845
(Serving Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties; portions of Los Angeles County)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Sacramento District Office

2800 Cottage Way, Room W-1836
Sacramento, CA 95825-1886
Phone: (916) 978-6123
Fax: (916) 978-6125
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
San Diego District Office

5675 Ruffin Road, Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92123-1362
Phone: (619) 557-5606
Fax: (619) 557-6375
(Serving Imperial, Orange, and San Diego Counties and portions of Riverside County)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
San Francisco District Office

455 Market Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 744-5590
Fax: (415) 744-5088

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

7. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Division of Workers’ Compensation

Anaheim
1065 N. PacifiCenter Drive
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 414-1801
Marina del Rey
4720 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6902
(310) 482-3820
San Bernardino
464 W. Fourth Street, Suite 239
San Bernardino, CA 92401-1411
(909) 383-4522
Bakersfield
1800 30th Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-1929
(661) 395-2514
Oakland
1515 Clay Street, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-2861
San Diego
7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92102-4424
(619) 767-2082
Eureka
100 H Street, Room 202
Eureka, CA 95501-0481
(707) 441-5723
Oxnard
1901 N. Rice Avenue, Suite 200
Oxnard, CA 93030
805-485-2533
San Francisco
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-7014
(415) 703-5020
Fresno
2550 Mariposa Mall, Suite 4078
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 445-5051
Pomona
732 Corporate Center Drive
Pomona, CA 91768-2653
(909) 623-4301
San Jose
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Room 241
San Jose, CA 95113-1402
(408) 277-1292
Goleta
6755 Hollister Avenue, Room 100
Goleta, CA 93117-5551
(805) 968-4158
Redding
250 Hemsted Drive
Second Floor, Ste. B
Redding, CA 96002
530-225-2845
Santa Ana
605 W. Santa Ana Blvd, Bldg. 28, Room 451
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 558-4597
Grover Beach
1562 W. Grand Avenue
Grover Beach, CA 93433-2261
(805) 481-3296
Riverside
3737 Main Street, Room 300
Riverside, CA 92501-3337
(951) 782-4347
Santa Rosa
50 D Street, Room 420
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4771
(707) 576-2452
Long Beach
300 Oceangate Street, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90802-4304
(562) 590-5001
Sacramento
160 Promenade Circle, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95834
916-928-3101
Stockton
31 East Channel Street, Room 344
Stockton, CA 95202-2314
(209) 948-7980
Los Angeles
320 W. 4th Street, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013-2329
(213) 576-7389
Salinas
1880 North Main Street, Suite 100
Salinas, CA 93906-2037
(831) 443-3058
Van Nuys
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 105
Van Nuys, CA 91401-3370
(818) 901-5367

E-Mail: dwc@dir.ca.gov
Web Address: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/

Agency Description/Mission: DWC’s mission is to minimize the adverse impact of work-related injuries on California employees and employers. 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.

The California Workers’ Compensation System
Fact Sheets and Guides for Injured Workers (also available in Spanish)
Glossary of Workers’ Compensation Terms for Injured Workers

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