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Labor Commissioner's Office

The mission of the California Labor Commissioner's Office is to ensure a just day's pay in every workplace in the State and to promote economic justice through robust enforcement of labor laws. By combating wage theft, protecting workers from retaliation, and educating the public, we put earned wages into workers' pockets and help level the playing field for law-abiding employers. This office is also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).

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November 2, 2016 Online Payroll Reporting Temporarily On Hold for Select Transportation Industry Operators
October 28, 2016 DIR Appeals U.S. District Court Order Blocking Labor Commissioner Enforcement of AB 219 Prevailing Wage Requirements for Ready-Mix Concrete Suppliers
October 10, 2016 San Diego Residential Care Company Violated Overtime, Minimum Wage Laws; 15 Caregivers to Receive Over $1.1 Million in Back Wages, Damages
September 30, 2016 DIR Clarifies Applicability of Amendments to AB 219 Regarding Companies that Use Ready-Mix Concrete
September 22, 2016 California Labor Commissioner Fines 18 Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers $682,344 for Labor Law Violations Illegally manufactured garments valued at $155,457 confiscated
August 31, 2016 DIR, Labor Commissioner Launch Online System for Reporting Labor Law Violations
August 10, 2016 DIR Posts Prevailing Wage Changes for Public Works Projects That Use Ready-Mix Concrete
August 1, 2016 Enforcement of the Requirement to Submit Certified Payroll Records Online Resumes Today
July 20, 2016 DIR Will Resume Enforcement on August 1 of the Requirement to Submit Certified Payroll Records Online
June 27, 2016 Reminder: July 1 Deadline for Employers to Participate in AB 1513's Safe Harbor from Penalties on Piece-Rate Back Payments
June 7, 2016 Online Registration Renewal for Public Works Contractors Is Open
June 1, 2016 DIR Notice to Ready-Mix Companies Regarding Electronic Payroll Reporting
May 31, 2016 Labor Commissioner Reaches Settlement to Secure $190,000 in Back Pay for Rosemead Restaurant Workers
May 19, 2016 Enforcement of the Requirement to Submit Electronic Certified Payroll Reports to DIR to Resume in August
May 13, 2016 Labor Commissioner Orders San Francisco Shuttle Company to Pay Six Drivers $212,407 for Wage Theft
May 5, 2016 Labor Commissioner Accepting Applications from Port Trucking Companies for Motor Carrier Employer Amnesty Program
May 4, 2016 The Labor Commissioner, a member of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is looking for diverse applicants to serve on the statewide Pay Equity Task Force. For more information click here or to apply click here.
April 20, 2016 Concrete Delivery Legislation (AB 219) Fact Sheet
April 14, 2016 Public Works Contractors Can Renew Annual Registration Beginning May 1
April 13, 2016 Five Defendants Arraigned for Committing Over $635,000 in Tax and Insurance Fraud and Failing to Pay Employees Prevailing Wage on Public Works Contracts
March 28, 2016 Labor Commissioner Cites San Jose Residential Care Company $443,460 for Shorting 22 Workers on Minimum Wage, Overtime
March 16, 2016 DIR Posts Public Works Notice Advising That Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements Have Not Changed
DIR's eCPR System Still Up and Running - Public Works Contractors Encouraged to Use It
March 2, 2016 Labor Enforcement Task Force Cites Three Companies in San Diego County for Workplace Hazards, Labor Law Violations
February 10, 2016 Labor Commissioner Gets San Francisco House Cleaning Workers $50,000 Each in Back Pay
January 21, 2016 DIR Studying Impact of Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
January 21, 2016 DIR Notice to Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors: eCPR System on Hold Pending Upgrades

September 2016