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).

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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.

New COVID-19 Update: Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention Training for Janitorial Service Providers

Due to the easing of government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions, the biennial "in-person" sexual violence and harassment prevention training that janitorial employers must provide to their non-supervisory employees, may now be conducted in a manner that protects the health, safety and welfare of all participants. Consequently, the Labor Commissioner’s Office is lifting the suspension of enforcement of the "in-person" training requirements, established by AB 547 (2019). Janitorial employers must begin compliance with these training requirements once the list of qualified organizations is posted on this website.

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


March 2023

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

December 2022

December 27, 2022 New California Overtime Rate in 2023 for Agricultural Employees Working for Employers who Employ 25 or Fewer Employees
December 19, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Collects Over $1.3 Million in Wages and Penalties for 27 Workers on a Public Works Project
December 14, 2022 California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $15.50 per hour

November 2022

November 29, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Cites Los Angeles Car Wash More than $900,000 for Wage Theft Violations

October 2022

October 21, 2022 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Reaches $2.2 Million Settlement Securing Unpaid Wage for Hundreds of Bay Area Restaurant Workers
October 4, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Recovers $282,000 for Car Wash Wage Citations
New lien authority assists in recovery of money for employees not paid for all time worked

September 2022

September28, 2022 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Home Health Care Placement Agencies Nearly $2 Million for Misclassifying 66 Workers

July 2022

July 21, 2022 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Pays $1.5 Million to Workers Whose Recall Rights Were Violated

April 2022

April 27, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Cites Torrance Car Wash More than $800,000 for Wage Theft Violations
April 26, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Cites Staffing Agencies, Foster Farms Nearly $3.8 Million for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Violations

March 2022

March 7, 2022 California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and 61 Community-Based Organizations Across California to Launch Worker Week of Action
March 3, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Cites Terranea Resort $3.3 Million for not Rehiring Dozens of Workers Laid Off During Pandemic

February 2022

February 18, 2022 Labor Commissioner Publishes 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster and Resources

January 2022

January 26, 2022 LETF Announces Enforcement of Public Works Construction Sites