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Affected by the Sand Fire? Protect yourself against scams and price gouging during and after a disaster.

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We can help your business during the minimum wage increases. SBI can help you save money, make money and grow your business.

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Learn how to avoid scams that may hurt your chances of immigrating lawfully.

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Consumer News/Announcements


Minimum Wage Increases in Unincorporated Los Angeles County

Effective July 1, 2016, the minimum wage in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County is $10.50 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. People who work at least two hours in a one-week period in any unincorporated area of the County are entitled to the new wage.


L.A. County Small Business Initiative boosts local businesses

The Small Business Initiative is a five-year Countywide initiative designed to help small businesses succeed and grow during the minimum wage increases.


Keep Protecting Yourself After the Disaster

Affected by the Sand Fire? Protect yourself against scams and price gouging during and after an emergency. Some people try to profit from those who are most vulnerable. Know the difference between those who help and harm.