The County of Santa Clara’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) is committed to building a just and equitable community for all Santa Clara County residents by creating safe and respectful workplaces.
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.
Our Pro-Equity Approaches
Change the Narrative
Normalize conversations about labor standards by developing a shared understanding of workers’ rights and business responsibilities at the workplace.
Subject Matter Expertise
Provide population trend information and engage with leading experts to learn about best and emerging practices that foster effective and accountable leadership for labor standards enforcement.
Build organizational capacity to operationalize enforcement programs that transform systems, structures, and policies that perpetuate labor violations and inequities in the workplace.
Partnerships and Community Engagement
Develop and support strategic partnerships with federal, state and local agencies and community-based organizations to leverage their expertise towards creating safe and respectful workplaces in Santa Clara County.
Partner with local, state, and federal organizations that monitor and advocate for policies that create safe and respectful workplaces in Santa Clara County.
Data, Evaluation, and Accountability
Build a robust data infrastructure by authoring and funding local research and data-collection methods to better understand the experiences of workers and business in Santa Clara County and use data to make decisions for County services and programming.