Rules and Regulations for FLCs
Who Is a Farm Labor Contractor (FLC)?
The law considers the following individuals or organizations "farm labor contractors”:
- any person/legal entity who, for a fee, employs people to perform work connected to the production of farm products to, for, or under the direction of a third person
- any person/legal entity who recruits, supplies, or hires workers on behalf of someone engaged in the production of farm products and, for a fee, provides board, lodging, or transportation for those workers, or supervises, times, checks, counts, weighs, or otherwise directs or measures their work, or disburses wage payments to these persons.
Note: "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.
Every person engaged in the business of farm labor contracting licensed by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, must keep his/her license up-to-date, and must keep it in his/her possession (Labor Code sections 1682-1699).
Farm labor contractor obligations (Labor Code section 2810)
- Letter to Farm Labor Contractors regarding sexual harassment prevention training responsibilities per SB 295 and update to continuing education topics (March 2018)
- Letter to Farm Labor Contractors regarding updated training requirements and FLC verification in SB 1087 (May 2015)
- Information regarding the farm labor contractor continuing education requirements (Dec. 2014)
- Regulating Wages, Hours, and Working Conditions in the Agricultural Occupations (IWC Order 14-2001):
- Minimum Wage Order (MW-2017):
- Laws Relating to the Time, Manner, and Payment of Wages (rev. 10/2013):
- Human Trafficking Notice for FLCs
- FLCs and Cannabis Cultivation, FAQ’s
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- Required postings for FLCs
- Contact us at FLC@dir.ca.gov if you have any questions.
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