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As a result of the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition’s advocacy and recommendations in its 2014 Wage Theft Report, The County of Santa Clara launched the Food Permit Enforcement Program, a new enforcement tool to help fight for worker rights and fair wages. The County’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) launched the Food Permit Enforcement Program, through which OLSE and DEH will exercise the County’s authority to suspend food permits from vendors with outstanding wage theft judgments. The new program is one of several efforts OLSE is implementing to address a pervasive problem that is disproportionately affecting vulnerable employees, many of them immigrants, women and low-wage workers.

See the 2014Wage Theft Report https://www.sccgov.org/sites/owp/econ-adv/Documents/wage-theft-report-final-2014.pdf