Labor Commissioner's Office

The mission of the California Labor Commissioner's Office is to ensure a just day's pay in every workplace in the State and to promote economic justice through robust enforcement of labor laws. By combating wage theft, protecting workers from retaliation, and educating the public, we put earned wages into workers' pockets and help level the playing field for law-abiding employers. This office is also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).

The Labor Commissioner is Hiring!   DIR Jobs

California Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2023



Public Meetings

Current schedule of meetings available for the public Public Meetings.

Help make pay equity the norm in California. Tools and resources for employers, employees and unions to comply with the Equal Pay Act are now available.

Overtime Law for Agricultural Workers

Effective January 1, 2021, agricultural workers employed by employers with 26 or more employees must receive overtime (1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay) for all hours worked over 8.5 hours in any workday or over 45 hours in any workweek.  AB 1066

Entertainment Industry Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2019, all talent agencies operating in California must provide their artists with educational materials on sexual harassment prevention, retaliation, reporting resources, nutrition and eating disorders.

Applicants for entertainment work permits for minors between the ages of 14 and 17 must also complete sexual harassment prevention training before obtaining a minor’s entertainment work permit.

Update: Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention Training for Janitorial Service Providers

Due to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the biennial in-person sexual violence and harassment prevention training that janitorial employers must provide to their nonsupervisory and supervisory workers may now be conducted safely. Consequently, janitorial employers must begin compliance with these requirements once the list of qualified organizations is posted on this website. Please visit the sexual harassment prevention training page for additional information regarding the required training materials.  

Piece Rate Workers

If you are an employee who was paid on a piece rate basis during the period of July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015, the Labor Commissioner’s office may have collected wages for you from your employer for rest and recovery periods and other nonproductive time. If you believe your employer has paid those wages to the Labor Commissioner on your behalf, please complete this form and mail to the address below or take it to any local office of the Labor Commissioner. Please complete and submit a separate form for every employer who you think may have paid your wages to the Labor Commissioner.

Department of Industrial Relations
AB 1513 Application
Centralized Cashiering Unit
2031 Howe Avenue, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825

Cómo Hacer un Reclamo al Fondo de Salario Impago

Si usted es un trabajador cuya paga entre el 1 de julio de 2012 y el 31 de diciembre de 2015 fue sobre la base de pago por pieza, el Comisionado Laboral puede haber recaudado sueldos de su empleador en concepto de períodos de descanso y otro tiempo improductivo. Si usted piensa que su paga ha sido enviada al Fondo de Sueldo Impago, por favor complete este formulario y envíelo a la dirección que figura a continuación o entréguelo personalmente en cualquier oficina del Comisionado Laboral. Por favor complete y envíe un formulario por cada empleador que, a su juicio, pueda haber enviado su paga al Comisionado Laboral.

Department of Industrial Relations
AB 1513 Application
Centralized Cashiering Unit
2031 Howe Avenue, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825

Other Resources


November 2023

November 21, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Reaches $1 Million Settlement in Wage Theft Case
November 2, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Investigation Leads to Felony Grand Theft Charges Against Owners of Eight Catalina Island Businesses
Partnership with Los Angeles District Attorney Cracks Down on Fraudulent Wage Theft Practices

October 2023

October 17, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Cites Hyatt Regency Long Beach $4.7 Million for Violating COVID-19 Right to Recall Law
October 12, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Partners with Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office on First Criminal Prosecution of Garment Manufacturing Business Owner for Felony Wage Theft

September 2023

September 28, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Cites Five Wingstop Fast Food Restaurants and Their Owner More Than $3 Million for Wage Theft Violations Affecting 551 Workers
September 26, 2023 California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $16 per hour in January 2024

August 2023

August 29, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Cites Fresno Area Farm Labor Contractor and Two Growers $1.9 Million for Wage Theft Violations
August 17, 2023 California Labo r Commissioner Cites Airport Catering Company $1.2 Million for not Timely Rehiring Workers Laid Off During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2023

May 31, 2023 DIR Reminds Cannabis Employers about Labor Law Requirements
May 4, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Collects Nearly $3 Million in Wages and Penalties, Searches For Workers to Provide Payment Recovered from Two Towing Companies

April 2023

April 26, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Reaches $1.47 Million Wage Theft Settlement with Poultry Businesses Affecting more than 300 Workers
April 13, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Secures Reinstatement for McDonald’s Workers Fired After Reporting COVID-19 Work Hazards

March 2023

March 7, 2023 California Labor Commissioner Cites Therapy Provider for more than $9 Million for Misclassifying 1,280 Employees