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September 1, 2016

Employees Can Now Report Labor Law Violations Online

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Labor Commissioner’s Office recently launched an online system for reporting labor law violations. The new system simplifies the process for reporting wage theft and other labor law violations, and enables the Labor Commissioner’s Office to receive real-time leads on businesses that are breaking labor laws.

DIR is encouraging employees to use the new online application to report wage theft or any other labor law violations. Examples of violations include non-payment of overtime or minimum wages, failure to maintain workers’ compensation insurance or hiring minors for high-risk jobs. More information on wage theft and other labor law violations can be found on the Wage Theft is a Crime website.

Prosecution of wage theft is a top priority for the Labor Commissioner. Western Growers’ members are encouraged to take this time to self-audit their payroll practices to ensure compliance with all applicable wage and hour laws.

For more information, contact Jason Resnick at (949) 885-2253.