Labor Commissioner Informs FLCs of New Regs -- 5 Days Before Taking Effect
Deputy Labor Commissioner Lucia Ceja wrote a letter to state-licensed Farm Labor Contractors recently to inform them of upcoming changes to the agency's Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) regulations scheduled to take effect in the near future -- on July 1.
Apply Online for Farm Labor Contractor State License
The Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Labor Commissioner’s Office has announced that Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) applications can now be processed online. The new system is a convenient alternative to applying in person or by mail, and also allows for efficient renewal of FLC licenses.
Labor Commissioner Begins to Issue Temporary FLC Licenses
According to the Labor Commissioner’s office, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement will be issuing farm labor contractor temporary licenses as follows:
1992 FLC Study by EDD & UC APMP Interesting Reading
According to Lupe Sandoval, a 1992 study titled " Farm Labor Contractor in California" is 21 years old now - but still makes for interesting reading. "It would be great to look at how we could get this data updated, through funding for a new study," Sandoval said.
Employee Payroll Report Template
Legislation signed into law in 2011 amended California Labor Code §226. (Click here to view LC §226) The law now requires farm labor contractors (FLC) to disclose to each employee in an itemized wage statement (paycheck stub) the name and address of farmers or ranchers securing the contractor's services.
Every FLC doing business in California must be licensed by the DLSE. Information on California’s FLC licensing requirements can be accessed online or obtained by writing to: DLSE, Licensing Section, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142.
Under the California Labor Code §1695.7, before engaging an FLC, a grower must inspect the FLC's California state FLC license to see if it reasonably appears on its face to be genuine.