Janitorial Service Providers and Contractors
The Property Service Workers Protection Act is a law that requires all janitorial employers to:
- Register with the Labor Commissioner’s Office beginning July 1, 2018
- Provide employees sexual harassment prevention training once every two years beginning January 1, 2019
Janitorial Service Providers and Contractors Responsibilities
Steps to register:
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.
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.
- Janitorial Registration FAQs
- Verify a janitorial registration using the registration search tool
- California Labor Code Sections 1420 to 1434 – Property Services Workers Protection Act
- The Department of Fair Employment and Housing Sexual Harassment pamphlet (DFEH 185) is available in the following languages:
English Español (Spanish) 中文 (Chinese) 한국어 (Korean) Tagalog Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
For general questions, call or email:
For online registration assistance, call one of the following lines: