Small Business Portal

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Employer Responsibilities

In California, employers with one or more employees have to follow workplace requirements and regulations. Small business owners can use the information below to know how to protect and pay employees at work in California.

Worker Safety and Health Wages, Breaks and Retaliation Workers’ Compensation


April 2022

The Department of Industrial Relations is a resource for small businesses. Contact us for information and assistance with workplace requirements.

Get resources on workplace safety and health requirements.

Know how to pay workers properly.

Learn about having an insurance plan to cover workplace injuries and illnesses.

Find workforce solutions by developing an approved apprenticeship program.