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Chapter 6. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Subchapter 7. Industrial Homework

Article 1. Enforcement of Industrial Homework Act

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§13603. Inspections.

(a) Every employer possessing an industrial homework license shall allow any duly authorized representative of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement free access to his (her) place of business for the purpose of making inspections of, or excerpts from, all books, reports, contracts, pay rolls, documents or papers relating to the employment of homeworkers; or for the purpose of inspecting any articles sent out for industrial homework or samples thereof; or in order to make time studies of work performed in a factory to determine whether the piece rates paid for industrial homework are sufficient to yield the legal minimum wage.

(b) Industrial homeworkers shall permit entry into their homes by duly authorized representatives of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement possessing a search warrant as defined in Labor Code Section 2656, for the purpose of making investigations as to the homeworker's compliance with Sections 2651 and 2661 of the State Labor Code; to inspect articles on which industrial homework is being performed; to check homeworker's observance of record keeping requirements; or to make on the homeworker's premises, or elsewhere, such time studies of work performance as may be required to determine compliance with legal wage requirements.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 2666, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 2651, 2652, 2656, 2661 and 2666, Labor Code.


1. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 13603 to Section 13602, and renumbering and amendment of Section 13604 to Section 13603 filed 5-27-87; operative 6-26-87 (Register 87, No. 24). For prior history, see Register 84, No. 23.

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