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Protecting Retail Food Workers’ Health and Well-Being


Last month, Santa Clara County launched a Food Services Enforcement Program to protect workers’ health and economic well-being. In partnership with the Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health, the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement engages food retail vendors with outstanding wage theft judgments, encourages them to pay unpaid wages, and revokes food permits for vendors who violate their judgment for non-payment. Wage theft harms the health of people preparing and serving our food, and encouraging safe labor practices helps the entire community thrive.