Program Manager I, Food Permit Enforcement Program
Irene Cermeno joined the County of Santa Clara Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) in 2020 and oversees the Food Permit Enforcement Program.
Prior to joining the team, Irene served as the Senior Program Director for the Thriving Neighbors Initiative (TN) at SCU’s Ignatian Center. Since 2013, she played a pivotal role in the creation and expansion of TN, growing the program to encompass over twenty programs supporting education, health, legal justice, and economic capacity-building in the Greater Washington neighborhood of San Jose. She was actively involved in community engaged Participatory Action Research (PAR) and program evaluation research.
Labor Standards Investigator
Supreet Kaur joined the County of Santa Clara Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) in 2022 and oversees the investigation of cases under OLSE’s enforcement programs.
Prior to joining OLSE, Supreet served as an Auditor and Investigator with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office where she helped recover $6.6 million of unpaid worker wages for more than 400 employees. As a Lead Investigator, she cited employers for more than $700,000 for non-compliance with California Labor Laws. While at Labor Commissioner’s Office, Supreet was part of a joint task force with the California Employment Development Department and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and also partnered with local government agencies and worker focused Bay Area non-profits to ensure compliance with California labor laws.
Program Manager I, County Contracts Enforcement Program
Monica Tong joined the County of Santa Clara Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) in 2020 and oversees the County Contracts Enforcement Program. After college, she was an intern in the District Office of California’s 22nd Assembly District and had the opportunity to be on the staff for a few months prior to attending graduate school. Monica received a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy in 2014. While in DC, Monica interned on Capitol Hill and with the U.S. Department of Justice. Upon graduation, Monica served as a district representative and legislative aide for California’s 28th Assembly District.
In December 2018, Monica joined the County of Santa Clara to support the 2020 Census effort. The office focused their efforts on empowering county residents to participate in the 2020 Census, especially within our most vulnerable communities.
Program Manager II
Jessie Yu joined the County of Santa Clara Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) in 2019 and oversees the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement and provides leadership on research, policy development, and the outreach and education initiatives.
Prior to joining OLSE, Jessie managed international worker engagement programs at both Elevate Limited, a sustainability and supply chain management consulting firm, and Good World Solutions, a social enterprise with a mission to use data to create safe and respectful workplaces. As part of the capacity building team, she focused on providing worker survey data to clients on topics such as working hours, wages, and forced labor to better understand factory working conditions and identify opportunities for improvement activities.
Deputy County Counsel, County of Santa Clara
Ravi Rajendra joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2018. He is a member of the Social Justice and Impact Litigation Section, and he advises the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Office of Immigrant Relations on a variety of issues.
Before he joined the Office, Ravi represented labor unions, low-wage workers, and non-profit organizations at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a public interest law firm in San Francisco. There, he focused on affirmative litigation, including in class actions; legislative drafting and policy development; and public advocacy campaigns. Before that, Ravi represented labor unions, union-affiliated employee benefit funds, and related entities in a variety of litigation and advice matters at Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, in Washington, DC.