DIR Logo   Effective July 1, 2004 the Industrial Welfare Commission will no longer be in operation

The California Legislature de-funded the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC), effective July 1, 2004. However, the IWC wage orders, which govern wages, hours and working conditions in California, are still in effect and must be posted by all employers in an area frequented by employees, where they may be easily read during the workday.

The Industrial Welfare Commission wage orders may be downloaded and posted, or the printed wage order may be ordered electronically or by calling 415.703.5070.

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement will continue to enforce the provisions of the wage orders.