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).

California Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2017

  • $10.50 per hour for workers at businesses with 26 or more employees.
  • $10.00 per hour for workers at small businesses (25 or fewer employees).

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Piece Rate Workers

If you are an employee who was paid on a piece rate basis during the period of July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015, the Labor Commissioner’s office may have collected wages for you from your employer for missed rest period breaks per attached list.  If you believe your employer has paid those wages to the Labor Commissioner on your behalf, please submit your full name, address, telephone number, employer’s name and primary language to  We look forward to getting your wages back to you.

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February 2017