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Labor Code - LAB

DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS [50 - 176]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

CHAPTER 7. Labor Statistics and Research [150 - 156]
  ( Heading of Chapter 7 amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 82. )

150.
  

(a) The department shall collect, compile, and present facts and statistics relating to the condition of labor in the state, including information as to cost of living, labor supply and demand, industrial relations, industrial disputes, industrial accidents and safety, labor productivity, sanitary and other conditions, prison labor, and such other matters in relation to labor as the Director of Industrial Relations deems desirable.

(b) To the extent not in conflict with this or any other section, on the date this subdivision becomes operative, the responsibilities of the Division of Labor Statistics and Research that are specified in Subchapter 1 (commencing with Section 14000) and Subchapter 2 (commencing with Section 14900) of Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations are reassigned to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the responsibilities of the Division of Labor Statistics and Research that are specified in Subchapter 3 (commencing with Section 16000) of Chapter 8 of Division 1 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations are reassigned to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 83. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

151.
  

(a) The department shall conduct an annual survey of the ethnic derivation of the individuals who are parties to apprentice agreements described in Section 3077. In conducting this survey, the division shall use any pertinent data which the federal government may provide to avoid duplication of effort.

(b) The Division of Apprenticeship Standards shall cooperate in the accomplishment of the survey required by this section. The occasion of this survey may be used to gather such additional current data as may be of benefit to apprenticeship programs.

(c) Data gathered pursuant to this section shall not be evidence per se of an unlawful employment practice.

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize any state agency to require an employer to employ a specified percentage of individuals of any particular ethnic derivation irrespective of such individuals’ qualifications for employment.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 84. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

152.
  

The Director of Industrial Relations and authorized employees of the department may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and production of books, papers, and records; administer oaths; examine witnesses under oath; take the verification or proof of written instruments; and take depositions and affidavits for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this code and performing the duties required by this chapter. They shall have free access to all places of labor. Any person, or agent or officer thereof, who willfully neglects or refuses to furnish statistics requested by the division, which are in his or her possession, or under his or her control, or who refuses to admit the director or his or her authorized employee to a place of labor, is guilty of a misdemeanor. The director may direct the chief and the employees of other divisions of the department to transmit any statistical information in their possession, or to conduct investigations and otherwise assist in the gathering of whatever statistics the director deems desirable.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 85. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

153.
  

Except as provided in Section 151 no use shall be made in the statistical or other reports prepared pursuant to this chapter of the names of persons supplying the information required under this code. Any agent or employee of the department who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 86. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

156.
  

An annual report containing statistics on California work injuries and occupational diseases and fatalities by industry classifications shall be completed and published by the department no later than December 31 of the following calendar year. All of the reports and statistics shall be available to the public.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 87. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

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