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The California Department of Industrial Relations provides this Web site for the convenience of the user. We strive to make this information as timely and complete as possible, however, no representation or warranty is made that the information contained in this Web site is current or accurate. DIR will correct errors and omissions when they come to our attention and in as timely a manner as is consistent with the department's goals and the site's funding. We welcome all parties to inform us of possible errors, omissions, or ambiguities by e-mail at

Also, unless otherwise stated, the user may not rely on statutes or regulations in this Web site as definitive, but should consult the actual text of the law or regulation. Statutes for the department are largely contained in the California Labor Code, searchable at Regulations for the department are contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, at

Dated: 10/21/2004