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Industrial Welfare Commission

A commission made up of five members appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate that is responsible for setting the wages, hours of work, and working conditions of California employees. The Industrial Welfare Commission is within the Department of Industrial Relations. The Industrial Welfare Commission is also known as the "IWC."



Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders

Orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission regulating the wages, hours, and working conditions in certain industries or occupations. There are 17 such orders that are also known as "IWC Orders," or "Wage Orders."



IWC

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IWC Order

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