Extending worker protections across Santa Clara County, providing information and education to working people and business owners
The Fair Workplace Collaborative (FWC) is a coalition of dedicated community organizations, members, legal advocates, nonprofits,, and small businesses who are on-the-ground trusted messengers, providing education and outreach to workers and small businesses in Santa Clara County. FWC works to extend worker protections across Santa Clara County, providing worker rights education and compliance information to business owners.
The Collaborative is composed of organizational partners that understand their communities’ challenges and are deeply committed to providing information, resources, and services to workers and businesses about their legal rights and obligations. The Fair Workplace Collaborative has designed a community-based outreach and education model, which is composed of community organizations with relationships to vulnerable worker communities; a pro-bono legal partner offering advice through leading employment law practitioners; and local business chambers that serve small and minority owned businesses.
Working Partnerships USA serves as the Fair Workplace Collaborative coordinator and provides labor and workplace rights training for workers, referrals to safety net programs, and other appropriate services (including assistance with filing claims and referrals to resources, legal specialists, and victims’ service providers) in both English and Spanish.
The Fair Workplace Collaborative provides support in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.
- Direct engagement: Distribute service information through flyering, industry and community events, and door-to-door canvassing
- Training: In-person and virtual training on wage and hour laws, workers’ rights, sexual harassment, retaliation, and labor trafficking
- Legal Services: Field inquiries and provide information about compliance, local and state resources, and legal clinic appointments
- Media Outreach: Culturally competent and language-accessible campaigns that provide information about resources and services
- Case Management: Individualized services for information, referrals, and assistance in filing claims with State or Federal agencies
The Fair Workplace Collaborative is a proud partner of the Santa Clara County Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, who provides invaluable support to our workers’ rights education and compliance information for business owners through the Labor Standards Outreach and Education Initiative.
This work would not be possible without the continuous collaboration of our partner organizations: Day Worker Center of Mountain View, Vietnamese American Roundtable, Pilipino Association of Workers & Immigrants, Enterprise Foundation/ Small Business Development Center, Prosperity Lab/LatinX Business Circle, StepFoward Foundation, and the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.
Enterprise Foundation/ Small Business Development Center
408-248-4800 | https://www.accesssbdc.org/
Address: 1887 Monterey Road, Suite 215, San Jose, CA 95112
Services: Outreach, Trainings
Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog
OLSE Advice Line: 1-866-870-7725| www.stepfwd.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 123, Morgan Hill, CA 95038
Services: Outreach, Advice Line, Trainings
Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Visayan, Mandarin
Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
The Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (Law Center) provides free legal services for low-income individuals with consumer, immigration, and workers’ rights matters. Law Center services include community education and outreach, advice clinics, brief services, and in limited instances, representation. If you have a question about your rights as a worker, please call the Law Center to learn more about their services and to see if they can assist you.
Call (408) 288-7030 * Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00pm