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Labor Code - LAB

DIVISION 2. EMPLOYMENT REGULATION AND SUPERVISION [200 - 2699.5]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

PART 2. WORKING HOURS [500 - 890]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

CHAPTER 2. Railroads [600 - 607]
  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

600.
  

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates:

(a) “Railroad” means any steam railroad, electric railroad, or railway, operated in whole or in part in this State.

(b) “Railroad corporation” means a corporation or receiver operating a railroad.

(c) “Trainman” means a conductor, motorman, engineer, fireman, brakeman, train dispatcher, or telegraph operator, employed by or working in connection with a railroad.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)

601.
  

No railroad corporation or any officer, agent or representative of such corporation shall require or knowingly permit any trainman to be on duty for a longer period than 12 consecutive hours.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 896, Sec. 1.)

602.
  

Whenever any trainman has been continuously on duty for 12 hours he shall be relieved and not required or permitted again to go on duty or perform any work for the railroad corporation until he has had at least 10 consecutive hours off duty.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 896, Sec. 2.)

603.
  

No trainman who has been on duty 12 hours in the aggregate in any 24-hour period shall be required or permitted to continue or again go on duty without having had at least 8 consecutive hours off duty.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 896, Sec. 3.)

604.
  

No person who by the use of the telegraph or telephone, dispatches, reports, transmits, receives or delivers orders pertaining to or affecting train movements shall be required or permitted to be on duty for a longer period than nine hours in any twenty-four hours, in towers, offices, places and stations continuously operated night and day, nor for a longer period than thirteen hours in towers, offices, places and stations operated only during the daytime. In case of emergency, however, the persons referred to in this section may be permitted to be on duty for four additional hours in a twenty-four hour period. Such additional duty shall not be required or permitted on more than three days in any week.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)

605.
  

Any railroad corporation that violates any of the provisions of this chapter is liable to the state in a penalty of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each offense. The penalty shall be recovered and suit therefor shall be brought in the name of the state in a court of competent jurisdiction in any county into or through which said railroad may pass. The suit may be brought either by the Attorney General of the state or under his or her direction by the district attorney of any county in the state into or through which said railroad passes.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 329, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2004.)

606.
  

Any officer, agent or representative of any railroad corporation who violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each offense, or confinement in the county jail for not less than 10 nor more than 60 days, or both. Such person so offending may be prosecuted under this section, either in the county where he is at the time of commission of the offense, or in any county where such employee has been permitted or required to work in violation of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 193. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

607.
  

This chapter shall not apply in any case of casualty, unavoidable accident, or act of God; nor where the delay was the result of a cause not known to, and which could not have been foreseen by, the railroad corporation, or its officer or agent in charge of a trainman at the time the trainman left a terminal. This chapter shall not apply to the crews of wrecking, or relief trains.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)

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