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AB-815 Farm labor contractors.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/15/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 815


Introduced by Assembly Member Cooper

February 15, 2017


An act to amend Section 1682.7 of the Labor Code, relating to employment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 815, as introduced, Cooper. Farm labor contractors.
Existing law requires farm labor contractors to be licensed by the Labor Commissioner and to comply with specified employment laws applicable to farm labor contractors. Existing law authorizes the commissioner to establish and maintain a Farm Labor Contractor Special Enforcement Unit within the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement office in Fresno of the Department of Industrial Relations for the hiring of additional agents to enforce those specified employment laws as provided. Existing law requires the commissioner to ensure that the Fresno office has suitable facilities and sufficient personnel for the examination and licensing of farm labor contractors and for the processing of complaints against farm labor contractors or any agent of a farm labor contractor.
This bill would additionally require the commissioner to ensure that the office maintained in Fresno has sufficient resources for those examination, licensing, and complaint processing purposes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1682.7 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

1682.7.
 The Labor Commissioner shall ensure that the office maintained in Fresno has suitable facilities and sufficient personnel and resources for the examination and licensing of farm labor contractors and for the processing of complaints against farm labor contractors or any agent of a farm labor contractor.