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AB-3053 Labor Commissioner: unpaid wage claim process.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/01/2020 04:00 AM
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Enrolled  August 31, 2020
Passed  IN  Senate  August 28, 2020
Passed  IN  Assembly  June 10, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 04, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 05, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 04, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 3053


Introduced by Assembly Member Daly

February 21, 2020


An act to add Section 217.5 to the Labor Code, relating to employment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3053, Daly. Labor Commissioner: unpaid wage claim process.
Existing law establishes the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, headed by the Labor Commissioner, within the Department of Industrial Relations, for the purpose of enforcing labor laws. Existing law authorizes the Labor Commissioner to collect unpaid wages and monetary benefits due to an employee. Existing law requires the Labor Commissioner to report annually to the Legislature regarding the amount of wages unlawfully withheld from workers and the amount of unpaid wages recovered for workers.
This bill would, beginning July 1, 2021, require the Labor Commissioner to create an online portal on their internet website that would allow wage claimants to file unpaid wage claims, track those claims, and submit requested documents regarding those claims.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 217.5 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

217.5.
 (a) The Labor Commissioner shall set up an online filing portal on the Labor Commissioner’s internet website where an employee aggrieved under this part can do both of the following:
(1) Submit their claim.
(2) Track the claim and submit requested documents.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.