Janitorial Service Providers and Contractors

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Registration Application

The Property Service Workers Protection Act is a law that requires all janitorial employers to:

  1. Register with the Labor Commissioner’s Office beginning July 1, 2018
  2. Provide employees sexual harassment prevention training once every two years beginning January 1, 2019

Janitorial Service Providers and Contractors Responsibilities

Steps to register:

Register or Renew Online

Who must register?

Any person or entity that employs at least one employee and one or more covered workers and that enters into contracts, subcontracts, or franchise arrangements to provide janitorial services, must register with the Labor Commissioner beginning July 1, 2018.

  • A covered worker includes any employee, independent contractor or franchisee predominantly working as a janitor.
  • The statutory definition of “employer” in Labor Code section 1420(e)(1) does not contain exceptions for certain types of janitorial services providers. The Labor Commissioner’s Office has received numerous inquiries about whether certain entities, such as a professional employer organization (PEO) or a non-profit organization are required to register. Any entity that meets the statutory definition of “employer” shown above is required to register. However, see FAQ regarding public entities.

Required Fees:

To register, employers must complete the registration application online or by mail and pay a $500 nonrefundable application fee. The registration is valid for one year and must be renewed annually by the month and day of the original registration’s issuance. The renewal fee is $500.

Record Keeping Requirements:

Every employer must keep detailed records for three years that includes the following information:

  • The names and addresses of all employees who perform janitorial or cleaning services.
  • The hours worked daily by each employee, including the times the employee begins and ends each work period.
  • The wage and hourly rate paid each payroll period.
  • The age of all minor employees.
  • Any other conditions of employment.


Contact Us

For questions, status on an application, or online registration assistance, call or email:



June 2019