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Farm labor contractors

No person shall act as a farm labor contractor until a license to do so has been issued to him by the Labor Commissioner, and unless such license is in full for and effect and is in his possession.  Labor Code section 1683

“Farm labor contractor” designates any person who, for a fee, employs workers to render personal services in connection with the production of any farm products to, for, or under the direction of a third person, or who recruits, solicits, supplies, or hires workers on behalf of an employer engaged in the growing or producing of farm products, and who, for a fee, provides in connection therewith one or more of the following services: furnishes board, lodging, or transportation for those workers; supervises, times, checks, counts, weighs, or otherwise directs or measures their work; or disburses wage payments to these persons. Labor Code section 1682(b)
“Person” includes any individual, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation. Labor Code section 1681(a)

“Farm labor contractor” includes any “day hauler.”  “Day hauler” means any person who is employed by a farm labor contractor to transport, or who for a fee transports, by motor vehicle, workers to render personal services in connection with the production of any farm products to, for, or under the direction of a third person.  Labor Code section 1682.3

“Farm labor contractor” does not include a commercial packing house engaged in both the harvesting and the packing of citrus fruit or soft fruit for a client or customer.  Labor Code section 1682.4

Contact information:

For Counties of Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Merced, Kings and Madera:
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Licensing and Registration
770 East Shaw Ave., Ste. 312
Fresno, CA  93710
559-248-1893
fax: 559-248-1895

or

All Other Counties:
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Licensing and Registration
P.O. Box 420603
San Francisco,  Ca  94142
(415) 703-4854
fax: 415-703-4808
(address for physical pickup/delivery only:
455 Golden Gate Ave., 9th Floor West, San Francisco 94102)