DCBA signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Labor and California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement to help resolve alleged wage violation cases more efficiently and assist in outreach efforts to area workers and businesses.
A DCBA investigation, in partnership with the office of the California Attorney General and other agencies, has resulted in felony charges against the owner of a Los Angeles-based business for defrauding immigrants.
Bridal dress retailer Alfred Angelo, which has two Los Angeles County locations, unexpectedly closed all of its stores recently. If you are a current customer of Alfred Angelo stores, you can take action to protect your purchases.
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.
If you’re thinking about starting a business in the New Year, we can help turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality. DCBA is proud to offer the Small Business Concierge and now Small Business Saturdays, a free, informative workshop series to help prospective business owners in L.A. County.
Legitimate talent representatives do not to ask their clients for upfront money. Your success is their success. Unfortunately, some would-be talent service providers/agents are less concerned about your career aspirations. They want your money, right away, before the lights and cameras get flipped on.
You might want to travel to another country and explore distant cultures. You may just be interested in visiting a state you’ve never seen before. Or you might be interested in visiting a city not too far from home. No matter where you go, remember these tips so you can avoid making costly decisions while travelling.
The Department of Consumer Affairs has always been dedicated to making the County of Los Angeles a better place to live, shop, and do business. We continue that dedication with a significant change: a new department name to represent our expanded services. We are proud to reintroduce ourselves as the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.
With the holiday season just around the corner, you may already be thinking about getting a head start on holiday shopping. If you have no credit, limited credit, or you just want an alternative that allows you to spread out the cost of paying for gifts, layaway can be an effective way to pay.
Register now for LifeSmarts and represent our state in nationwide quiz competition! LifeSmarts is a fun, team-based competition designed to teach middle school and high school students the knowledge and skills they need to be smart, consumer savvy adults.
The California Attorney General’s Office announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. Aaron’s is the second largest rent-to-own business in the nation. The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs assisted with the investigation.
Not sure how much paid sick leave to give your workers? Worried about losing a deceased parent’s disabled veteran-owned business? Uncertain about how to resolve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaints? Several new laws for 2016 will impact your business. Here are six new laws every business owner should know.
Getting a scholarship can help students manage the high costs of college. Searching for scholarships can be difficult and it might make you vulnerable to unrealistic promises and scams. Here are some common scholarship scams you should look to avoid.
As you head off to college, you will want to make sure you can handle the costs of basics such as food and books plus any unexpected costs. This often means getting your first credit card. A little credit card savvy can go a long way in maximizing opportunities and avoiding credit dangers.
With the holiday shopping season now underway, you may be doing more online shopping during the next few weeks. Large-scale data breaches are on the rise. While risk can never be fully eliminated, good online habits can certainly reduce your risk.
For many consumers, giving gifts for the holidays can quickly turn into overspending. The Department of Consumer Affairs wants you to spend wisely this holiday season. Here are some important tips to keep you from falling into debt with your holiday shopping.