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Office of Labor Standards Enforcement

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Office Line: (408) 678-3210  
Advice Line: 1 (866) 870-7725 (Staffed by Attorneys)
Email: [email protected]
Address: 2460 N First St Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95131



The mission of the County of Santa Clara is to plan for the needs of a dynamic community, provide quality services, and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous community for all. 


A Santa Clara County with safe and respectful workplaces for all.

OLSE History

Fall 2014

Board of Supervisors adopts resolutions for Wage Theft Prevention Policy & Living Wage Ordinance

June 2017

Board of Supervisors creates the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE)

November 2017

Board of Supervisors approves initial plans for OLSE’s enforcement programs

December 2018

Board of Supervisors approves OLSE’s proposed Labor Standards Outreach and Education Initiative for worker and business outreach and education

Fall 2019

Partner with the Fair Workplace Collaborative for community-based outreach and education efforts

September 2019

Launch of the Food Permit Wage Theft Enforcement Program in the pilot areas of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and downtown San Jose

March 2020

Staff supported COVID-19 efforts in the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center; and most labor enforcement activities suspended

September 2020

Join the District Attorney's Office's Worker Exploitation Task Force

May 2021

Launch of the County Contracts Labor Standards Enforcement Program

September 2021

Retail Food Advisory Council inaugural meeting

October 2021

Takes over and reframes County partnership with the Santa Clara University Community Law Center to more concretely focus on worker-supportive community legal clinic services

April 2022

Relaunch of the Food Permit Wage Theft Enforcement Program in pilot areas

March 2023

Food Permit Enforcement Program operational countywide

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