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Small Business Portal

Small businesses make up a large part of California’s economy. DIR helps small businesses by providing guidance on workplace laws.

Small business owners can use the resources below to know what is required before starting a business, or for assistance with current small business operations.

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Resources for Small Businesses – Workplace Safety, Wages and More



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.