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Chapter 6. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Subchapter 8. Garment Manufacturers

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§13644. Bonds for Filing an Appeal from an Order, Decision or Award.

(a) The bond that is required pursuant to Labor Code Section 2673.1(g), as a condition precedent to filing an appeal from an order, decision or award of the Labor Commissioner, shall be issued by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California, in an amount equal to one and one-half times the award, and shall be made payable to and posted with the Labor Commissioner. An undertaking in the form of a cashier's check or money order made payable to the Labor Commissioner may be provided to the Labor Commissioner in lieu of posting this surety bond. The surety bond or undertaking shall be delivered to the office of the Labor Commissioner where the hearing that resulted in the order, decision or award was held. The bond or undertaking shall be conditioned that if any judgment is entered in favor of the employee, the contractor or guarantor shall pay the amount owed pursuant to the judgment, and if the appeal is withdrawn or dismissed without entry of judgment, the contractor or guarantor shall pay the amount owed pursuant to the order, decision or award of the Labor Commissioner unless the parties have executed a settlement agreement for payment of some other amount, in which case the contractor or guarantor shall pay the amount that it is obligated to pay under the terms of the settlement agreement. If the contractor or guarantor fails to pay the amount owed within 10 days of the entry of judgment, dismissal or withdrawal of the appeal, or the execution of a settlement agreement, a portion of the bond or undertaking equal to the amount owed, or the entire bond or undertaking if the amount owed exceeds the bond or undertaking, shall be forfeited to the employee.

(b) Upon receipt of this appeal bond or undertaking, the Labor Commissioner shall provide the contractor or guarantor posting the bond or undertaking with a notice of posting of the bond with the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Labor Code Section 2673.1, stating the name and case number of the order, decision or award, the amount posted with the Labor Commissioner, the date this amount was posted, and that no additional appeal bond need be posted with the court because this case involves minimum wages or overtime compensation owed to garment workers, and thus, the appeal bond provisions of Labor Code Section 2673.1(g), rather than the appeal bond provisions of Labor Code Section 98.2(b), apply to the filing of a de novo appeal from the Labor Commissioner's order, decision or award. The contractor or guarantor filing an appeal from the order, decision or award shall advise the court with which it is filing this appeal that it has posted the required bond with the Labor Commissioner by attaching to its notice of appeal a copy of the notice of posting of the bond with the Labor Commissioner.

NOTE

Authority cited: Section 2672, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 98.2(b) and 2673, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Repealer and new section heading and section and amendment of Note filed 9-9-2002; operative 10-9-2002 (Register 2002, No. 37).

 

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