The Labor Commissioner shall have the authority to order an investigatory hearing to determine the amount of damages, if any, actually suffered by the employee(s) or other claimant(s) seeking recovery from the fund. Notice of the hearing shall be served on the defendant farm labor contractor and the employee(s) or other claimant(s) seeking recovery from the fund either personally or by registered mail in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (c) of Section 11505 of the Government Code. The hearing shall be conducted by a Deputy Labor Commissioner and shall be held in the District Office having jurisdiction over the area where the nonpayment of wages allegedly occurred or any other appropriate venue.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1699, Labor Code. Reference: Section 1684, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 2-21-89; operative 3-23-89 (Register 89, No. 9).
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