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OFFICIAL NOTICE 
 
INDUSTRIAL WELFARE COMMISSION 
ORDER NO. 16-2001 
REGULATING 
WAGES, HOURS AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN THE  
CERTAIN ON-SITE OCCUPATIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION, 
DRILLING, LOGGING AND MINING INDUSTRIES 
Effective January 1, 2002 as amended   
Sections 4(A) and 10(C) amended and republished by the Department of Industrial Relations, 
effective July 1, 2014, pursuant to AB 10, Chapter 351, Statutes of 2013 and AB 1835, 
Chapter 230, Statutes of 2006 
 
This Order Must Be Posted Where Employees Can Read It Easily 
   
   
   
   
   
 
 IWC FORM 1114 (Rev. 07-2014) 
OSP 06 98774

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OFFICIAL NOTICE 
Effective January 1, 2002 as amended  Sections 4(A) and 10(C) amended and republished by the Department of Industrial Relations, 
effective July 1, 2014, pursuant to AB 10, Chapter 351, Statutes of 2013 and  
AB 1835, Chapter 230, Statutes of 2006 
INDUSTRIAL WELFARE COMMISSION 
ORDER NO. 16-2001 
REGULATING 
WAGES, HOURS AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN THE  
CERTAIN ON-SITE OCCUPATIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION, DRILLING, LOGGING, 
AND MINING INDUSTRIES 
 
TAKE NOTICE: To employers and representatives of persons working in industries and occupations in the State of California: 
The Department of Industrial Relations amends and republishes the minimum wage and meals and lodging credits in the Industrial 
Welfare Commission’s Orders as a result of legislation enacted (AB  10,  Ch.  351,  Stats  of  2013,  amending  section  1182.12  of 
the  California  Labor  Code,  and  AB  1835,  Ch.  230,  Stats  of  2006,  adding  sections  1182.12  and  1182.13 to  the California  Labor 
Code). The amendments and republishing make no other changes to the IWC’s Orders. 
 
1. APPLICABILITY OF ORDER 
This order shall apply to all persons employed in the on-site occupations of construction, including but not limited to work 
involving alteration, demolition, building, excavating, renovation, remodeling, maintenance, improvement, and repair work, and 
work for which a contractor’s license is required by the California Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 9, Sections 
7025 et seq.; drilling, including but not limited to all work required to drill, establish, repair, and rework wells for the exploration or 
extraction of oil, gas, or water resources; logging work for which a timber operator’s license is required pursuant to California Public 
Resources Code Sections 4571 through 4586; and mining (not covered by Labor Code Section 750 et seq.), including all work 
required to mine and/or establish pits, quarries, and surface or underground mines for the purposes of exploration or extraction 
of nonmetallic minerals and ores, coal, and building materials such as stone and gravel, whether paid on a time, piece rate, com- 
mission, or other basis, except that: 
(A) The provisions of Sections 3 through 11 shall not apply to persons employed in administrative, executive, or professional 
capacities. No person shall be considered to be employed in an administrative, executive, or professional capacity unless the 
person is primarily engaged in the duties which meet the test of the exemption, and earns a monthly salary equivalent to not less 
than (2) two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment. The duties that meet the test of the exemption are one of the 
following set of conditions: 
(1) The employee is engaged in work which is primarily intellectual, managerial, or creative, and which requires exercise 
of discretion and independent judgment; or 
(2) The employee is licensed or certified by the State of California, and is engaged in the practice of one of the following 
recognized professions: law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, architecture, engineering, teaching, or accounting, or the employee 
is engaged in an occupation that is commonly recognized as a learned or artistic profession; provided, however, that pharmacists 
employed to engage in the practice of pharmacy, and registered nurses employed to engage in the practice of nursing, shall not 
be considered exempt professional employees, nor shall they be considered exempt from coverage for the purposes of this section 
unless they individually meet the criteria established for exemption as executive or administrative employees. 
(3) To the extent that there is no conflict with California law (Labor Code Section 515(e) requires than an employee be 
―primarily‖ engaged in exempt work, which means more than one-half of the employee’s work time. Thus the ―primary duty‖ test 
set forth in federal regulations does not apply.), the duties that meet the test of the administrative and executive exemptions are 
defined as set forth in the following sections of the Code of Federal Regulations as they existed as of the date of this wage order: 
29 C.F.R. Sections 541.1 (a)-(c), 541.102, 541.104, 541.105, 541.106, 541.108, 541.109, 541.111, 541.115, and 541.116 (defining 
executive duties); 29 C.F.R. Sections 541.2 (a)-(c), 541.201, 541.205, 541.208, and 541.210 (defining administrative duties). 
(4) For the purposes of this section, ―full-time employment‖ means employment in which an employee is employed for 40 
hours per week. 
(B) Except as provided in Sections 1, Applicability; 2, Definitions; 4, Minimum Wages; 9, Meals and Lodging; and 18, Penalties, 
the provisions of this order shall not apply to any employees directly employed by the State or any political subdivision thereof, 
including any city, county, or special district. 
(C) The provisions of this order shall not apply to outside salespersons. 
(D) The provisions of this order shall not apply to any individual who is the parent, spouse, child, or legally adopted child of 
the employer. 
(E) The provisions of this order shall not apply to any individual participating in a national service program, such as Ameri- 
Corps, carried out using assistance provided under Section 12571 of Title 42 of the United States Code. (See Stats. 2000, ch. 365, 
amending Labor Code Section 1171.)

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(F) This order supersedes any industry or occupational order for those employees employed in occupations covered by this 
order. 
 
2. DEFINITIONS 
(A) ―Alternative workweek schedule‖ means any regularly scheduled workweek proposed by an employer who has control over 
the wages, hours, and working conditions of the employees, and ratified by an employee work unit in a neutral secret ballot election, 
that requires an employee to work more than eight (8) hours in a 24-hour period. 
(B) ―Commission‖ means the Industrial Welfare Commission of the State of California. 
(C) ―Construction occupations‖ mean all job classifications associated with construction, including but not limited to work in- 
volving alteration, demolition, building, excavation, renovation, remodeling, maintenance, improvement, and repair work, by the 
California Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 9, Sections 7025 et seq., and any other similar or related occupa- 
tions or trades. 
(D) ―Division‖ means the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement of the State of California. 
(E) ―Drilling occupations‖ mean all job classifications associated with the exploration or extraction of oil, gas, or water resources 
work, including but not limited to the installation, establishment, reworking, maintenance or repair of wells and pumps by boring, 
drilling, excavating, casting, cementing and cleaning for the extraction or conveyance of fluids such as water, steam, gases, or 
petroleum. 
(F) ―Emergency‖ means an unpredictable or unavoidable occurrence at unscheduled intervals requiring immediate action. 
(G) ―Employ‖ means to engage, suffer, or permit to work. 
(H) ―Employee‖ means any person employed by an employer. 
(I) ―Employer‖ means any person as defined in Section 18 of the Labor Code, who directly or indirectly, or through an agent or 
any other person, employs or exercises control over the wages, hours, or working conditions of any person. 
(J) ―Hours worked‖ means the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time 
the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so. 
(K) ―Logging occupations‖ mean any work for which a timber operator’s license is required pursuant to California Public Re- 
sources Code Sections 4571-4586, including the cutting or removal or both of timber or other solid wood forest products, including 
Christmas trees, from timberlands for commercial purposes, together with all the work that is incidental thereto, including but not 
limited to construction and maintenance of roads, fuel breaks, fire breaks, stream crossings, landings, skid trails, beds for the falling 
of trees, and fire hazard abatement. 
(L) ―Mining occupations‖ mean miners and other associated and related occupations (not covered by Labor Code Sections 750 
et seq.) required to engage in excavation or operations above or below ground including work in mines, quarries, or open pits, used 
for the purposes of exploration or extraction of nonmetallic minerals and ores, coal, and building materials such as stone, gravel, 
and rock, or other materials intended for manufacture or sale, whether paid on a time, piece rate, commission, or other basis. 
(M) ―Minor‖ means, for the purpose of this order, any person under the age of 18 years as defined by Labor Code Sections 
1285-1312 and 1390-1399. 
(N) ―Outside salesperson‖ means any person, 18 years of age or over, who customarily and regularly works more than half 
the working time away from the employer’s place of business selling tangible or intangible items or obtaining orders or contracts 
for products, services or use of facilities. An ―outside salesperson‖ does not include an employee who makes deliveries or service 
calls for the purpose of installing, replacing, repairing, removing, or servicing a product. 
(O) ―Primarily‖ means more than one-half the employee’s work time. 
(P) ―Regularly scheduled workweek‖ means a schedule where the length of the shift and the number of days of work are pre- 
designated pursuant to an alternative workweek schedule. 
(Q) ―Split shift‖ means a work schedule, which is interrupted by non-paid non-working periods established by the employer, 
other than bona fide rest or meal periods. 
(R) ―Wages‖ are as defined by California Labor Code Section 200. 
(S) ―Workday‖ and ―day‖ mean any consecutive 24-hour period beginning at the same time each calendar day. 
(T) ―Workweek‖ and ―week‖ mean any seven (7) consecutive days, starting with the same calendar day each week. ―Workweek‖ 
is a fixed and regularly recurring period of 168 hours, seven (7) consecutive 24-hour periods. 
(U) ―Work unit‖ means all nonexempt employees of a single employer within a given craft who share a common work site. A 
work unit may consist of an individual employee as long as the criteria for an identifiable work unit in this subsection are met. 
 
3. HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK 
(A) Daily Overtime - General Provisions 
(1) The following overtime provisions are applicable to employees 18 years of age or over and to employees 16 or 17 years 
of age who are not required by law to attend school and are not otherwise prohibited by law from engaging in the subject work. 
Such employees shall not be employed more than eight (8) hours in any workday or more than 40 hours in any workweek unless 
the employee receives one and one-half (11/2) times such employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in the 
workweek. Employment beyond eight (8) hours in any workday or more than six (6) days in any workweek is permissible provided 
the employee is compensated for such overtime at not less than: 
(a) One and one-half (11/2) times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight (8) hours 
up to and including 12 hours in any workday, and for the first eight (8) hours worked on the seventh (7th) consecutive day of work 
in a workweek; and 
(b) Double the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all 
hours worked in excess of eight (8) hours on the seventh (7th) consecutive day of work in a workweek. 
(c) The overtime rate of compensation to be paid to a nonexempt full-time salaried employee shall be computed by

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using one-fortieth (1/40) of the employee’s weekly salary as the employee’s regular hourly rate of pay. 
(B) Alternative Workweek Schedules 
(1) No employer, who has control over the wages, hours, and working conditions of employees, shall be deemed to have 
violated the provisions of Section 3, Hours and Days of Work, by instituting, pursuant to the election procedures set forth in this 
order, a regularly scheduled alternative workweek pursuant to the following conditions: 
(a) The alternative workweek schedule shall provide for work by the affected employees of no longer than ten (10) hours 
per day within a 40 hour workweek without the payment to the affected employees of an overtime rate of compensation pursuant 
to this section. 
(b) An affected employee working longer than eight (8) hours but no more than ten (10) hours in a day pursuant to an 
alternative workweek schedule adopted pursuant to this section shall be paid an overtime rate of compensation of not less than one 
and one-half (11/2) times the regular rate of pay of the employee for any work in excess of the regularly scheduled hours established 
by the alternative workweek agreement and for any work in excess of 40 hours per week. 
(c) An overtime rate of compensation of not less than double the employee’s regular rate of pay shall be paid for 
any work in excess of 12 hours per day and for any work in excess of eight (8) hours on those days worked beyond the regularly 
scheduled workdays established by the alternative workweek agreement. 
(d) An employer shall not reduce an employee’s regular rate of hourly pay as a result of the adoption, repeal or 
nullification of an alternative workweek schedule. 
(e) An employer shall make a reasonable effort to find a work schedule not to exceed eight (8) hours in a workday to 
accommodate any affected employee who was eligible to vote in an election authorized by this section and who is unable to work 
the alternative schedule established as the result of that election. Employees affected by a change in work hours resulting from 
the adoption of an alternative workweek schedule shall not be required to work those new work hours for at least 30 days after the 
announcement of the final results of the election. 
(f) An employer shall be permitted, but not required, to provide a work schedule not to exceed eight (8) hours in a 
workday to accommodate any employee who was hired after the date of the election and who is unable to work the alternative 
schedule established as the result of that election. 
(g) An employer shall explore any available reasonable alternative means of accommodating the religious belief or 
observance of an affected employee that conflicts with an adopted alternative workweek schedule, in the manner provided by 
Government Code Section 12940(j). 
(h) Notwithstanding paragraph (B)(1), subparagraphs (a)-(c), for employees working in offshore oil and gas produc- 
tion, drilling, and servicing occupations, as well as for employees working in onshore oil and gas separation occupations directly 
servicing offshore operations, an alternative workweek schedule may authorize work by the affected employees of no longer than 
12 hours per day within a 40 hour workweek without the payment to the affected employees of an overtime rate of compensation. 
Employees working pursuant to an alternative workweek schedule adopted pursuant to this section shall be paid an overtime rate 
of compensation of no less than two (2) times their regular rate of pay in excess of the regularly scheduled hours established by 
the alternative workweek agreement, and for one and one-half (11/2) times their regular rate of pay for any work in excess of 40 
hours per week. The other provisions of this section, including those governing elections, shall apply to these occupations. 
(i) In no case shall an alternative workweek requiring more than eight (8) hours of work in a day be utilized on a public 
works contract in violation of Labor Code Sections 1810-1815. 
(C) Election Procedures 
Election procedures for the adoption and repeal of alternative workweek schedules require the following: 
(1) Each proposal for an alternative workweek schedule shall be in the form of a written agreement proposed by the em- 
ployer who has control over wages, hours, and working conditions of the affected employees, and adopted in a secret ballot election, 
held before the performance of work, by at least a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the affected employees in the work unit. The proposed 
agreement must designate a regularly scheduled alternative workweek in which the specified number of work days and work hours 
are regularly recurring. The employer may propose a single work schedule that would become the standard schedule for workers 
in the unit, or a menu of work schedule options, from which each employee in the unit would be entitled to choose. If the employer 
proposes a menu of work schedule options, the employee may, with the approval of the employer, move from one menu option to 
another. 
(2) The election shall be held during regular working hours at the employees’ work site. Ballots shall be mailed to the last 
known address of all employees in the work unit who are not present at the work site on the day of the election but have been 
employed by the employer within the last 30 calendar days immediately preceding the day of the election. 
(3) Prior to the secret ballot vote, any employer who proposes to institute an alternative workweek schedule shall make 
a disclosure in writing to the affected employees, including the effects of the proposed arrangement on the employees’ wages, 
hours, and benefits. Such a disclosure shall include meeting(s), duly noticed, held at least 14 days prior to voting, for the specific 
purpose of discussing the effects of the alternative workweek schedule. An employer shall provide the disclosure in a non-English 
language, as well as in English, if at least five (5) percent of the affected employees primarily speak that non-English language. 
Notices shall be mailed to the last known address of all employees in the work unit in accordance with provision (2) above. Failure 
to comply with this paragraph shall make the election null and void. 
(4) Any election to establish or repeal an alternative workweek schedule shall be held during regular working hours at the 
work site of the affected employees. The employer shall bear the costs of conducting any election held pursuant to this section. 
Upon a complaint by an affected employee, and after an investigation by the labor commissioner, the labor commissioner may 
require the employer to select a neutral third party to conduct the election. 
(5) Any type of alternative workweek schedule that is authorized by the Labor Code may be repealed by the affected 
employees. Upon a petition of one-third (1/3) of the affected employees, a new secret ballot election shall be held, provided six 
(6) months have passed since the election authorizing the alternative workweek. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the affected employees

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shall be required to reverse the alternative workweek schedule. The election to repeal the alternative workweek schedule shall be 
held not more than 30 days after the petition is submitted to the employer. 
(6) If the number of employees who are employed for at least 30 days in the work unit that adopted an alternative workweek 
schedule increases by 50 percent above the number who voted to ratify the employer-proposed alternative workweek schedule, 
the employer must conduct a new ratification election pursuant to the rules contained in subsection (C). 
(7) The results of any election conducted pursuant to this order shall be a public document and shall be reported by the 
employer to the Office  of  Policy,  Research  and  Legislation within 30 days after the results are final. The report of the election 
results  shall also be posted at the job site in an area frequented by employees where it may easily be read during the workday. 
The report  shall include the final tally of the vote, the size of the unit, and the nature of the business of the employer. Employees 
participating in the election shall be free from intimidation and coercion. However, nothing in this section shall prohibit an employer 
from expressing its position concerning that alternative workweek to the affected employees. No employees shall be discharged 
or discriminated  against for expressing  opinions  concerning  the  alternative workweek  election  or for  opposing  or  supporting  its 
adoption or repeal. The labor commissioner shall investigate any alleged violation of this section and shall upon finding a serious 
violation render the alternative workweek schedule null and void. 
(D) Combination of Overtime Rates. Nothing in this section requires an employer to combine more than one rate of overtime 
compensation in order to calculate the amount to be paid to an employee for any hour of overtime work. 
(E) Nondiscrimination. No employee shall be terminated, disciplined or otherwise discriminated against for refusing to work 
more than 72 hours in any workweek, except in an emergency as defined in Section 2 (F) above. 
(F) Makeup Time. If an employer approves a written request of an employee to make up work time that is or would be lost 
as a result of a personal obligation of the employee, the hours of that makeup work time, if performed in the same workweek in 
which the work time was lost, may not be counted toward computing the total number of hours worked in a day for purposes of the 
overtime requirements, except for hours in excess of 11 hours of work in one (1) day or 40 hours of work in one (1) workweek. If 
an employee knows in advance that he/she will be requesting makeup time for a personal obligation that will recur at a fixed time 
over  a  succession  of weeks,  the  employee  may  request  to  make  up work  time for  up  to four  (4) weeks  in  advance; provided, 
however, that the makeup work must be performed in the same week that the work time was lost. An employee shall provide a 
signed written  request for each  occasion that  the  employee  makes a  request  to  make  up work time  pursuant to  this subsection. 
While an employer may inform an employee of this makeup time option, the employer is prohibited from encouraging or otherwise 
soliciting an employee to request the employer’s approval to take personal time off and make up the work hours within the same 
workweek pursuant to this subsection. (See Labor Code Section 513.) 
(G) One Day’s Rest in Seven. The provisions of Labor Code Sections 551 and 552 regarding one (1) day’s rest in seven (7) 
shall not be construed to prevent an accumulation of days of rest when the nature of the employment reasonably requires the 
employee to work seven (7) or more consecutive days; provided, however, that in each calendar month, the employee shall receive 
the equivalent of one (1) day’s rest in seven (7). 
(H) Collective Bargaining Agreements 
(1) Subsections (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E) of Section 3, Hours and Days of Work, shall not apply to any employee covered 
by a valid collective bargaining agreement if the agreement expressly provides for the wages, hours of work, and working condi- 
tions of the employees, and if the agreement provides premium wage rates for all overtime hours worked and a regular hourly rate 
of pay for those employees of not less than 30 percent more than the state minimum wage. (See Labor Code Section 514). 
(2) Subsection (F) of Section 3, Hours and Days of Work, shall apply to any employee covered by a valid collective 
bargaining agreement unless the collective bargaining agreement expressly provides otherwise. 
 
4. MINIMUM WAGES 
(A) Every employer shall pay to each employee wages not less than nine dollars ($9.00) per hour for all hours worked, 
effective July 1, 2014, and not less than ten dollars ($10.00) per hour for all hours worked, effective January 1, 2016. 
(B) Every employer shall pay to each employee, on the established payday for the period involved, not less than the applicable 
minimum wage for all hours worked in the payroll period, whether the remuneration is measured by time, piece, commission, or 
otherwise. 
 
5. REPORTING TIME PAY 
(A) All employer-mandated travel that occurs after the first location where the employee’s presence is required by the employer 
shall be compensated at the employee’s regular rate of pay or, if applicable, the premium rate that may be required by the provisions 
of Labor Code Section 510 and Section 3, Hours and Days of Work, above. 
(B) Each workday that an employee is required to report to the work site and does report, but is not put to work or is furnished 
less than half of his/her usual or scheduled day’s work, the employer shall pay him/her for half the usual or scheduled day’s work, 
but in no event for less than two (2) hours nor more than four (4) hours at the employee’s regular rate of pay, which shall not be 
less than the minimum wage. 
(C) The foregoing reporting time pay provisions are not applicable when: 
(1) Operations cannot commence or continue due to threats to employees or property; or when recommended by civil 
authorities; or 
(2) Public utilities fail to supply electricity, water, or gas, or there is a failure in the public utilities, or sewer system; or 
(3) The interruption of work is caused by an Act of God or other cause not within the employer’s control. 
(D) Collective Bargaining Agreements. This section shall apply to any employees covered by a valid collective bargaining 
agreement unless the collective bargaining agreement expressly provides otherwise.

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6. RECORDS 
(A) Every employer who has control over wages, hours, or working conditions shall keep accurate information with respect to 
each employee, including the following: 
(1) The employee’s full name, home address, occupation, and social security number. The employee’s date of birth, if under 
18 years of age, and designation as a minor. Time records showing when the employee begins and ends each work period. Meal 
periods, split shift intervals, and total daily hours worked shall also be recorded. Meal periods during which operations cease and 
authorized rest periods need not be recorded. 
(2) Total wages paid each payroll period, including value of board, lodging, or other compensation actually furnished to the 
employee. 
(3) Total hours worked during the payroll period and applicable rates of pay. This information shall be made readily avail- 
able to the employee upon reasonable request. When a piece rate or incentive plan is in operation, piece rates or an explanation 
of the incentive plan formula shall be provided to employees. An accurate production record shall be maintained by the employer. 
(B) Every employer who has control over wages, hours, or working conditions shall semimonthly or at the time of each payment 
of wages furnish each employee an itemized statement in writing showing: (1) all deductions; (2) the inclusive dates of the period 
for which the employee is paid; (3) the name of the employee or the employee’s social security number; and (4) the name of the 
employer, provided all deductions made on written orders of the employee may be aggregated and shown as one item. (See Labor 
Code Section 226.) This information shall be furnished either separately or as a detachable part of the check, draft, or voucher 
paying the employee’s wages. 
(C) All required records shall be in the English language and in ink or other indelible form, dated properly, showing month, 
day and year. The employer who has control over wages, hours, or working conditions shall also keep said records on file at the 
place of employment or at a central location for at least three years. An employee’s records shall be available for inspection by the 
employee upon reasonable request. 
(D) Employers performing work on public works projects should refer to Labor Code Section 1776 for additional payroll 
reporting requirements. 
 
7. DEDUCTIONS FROM PAY 
No employer shall collect or deduct from any employee any part of the wages that are paid unless such deductions are 
allowed by law. (See Labor Code Sections 220-226.) No fee shall be charged by the employer or agent of the employer for cashing 
a payroll check. 
 
8. UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT 
(A) When the employer requires uniforms to be worn by the employee as a condition of employment, such uniforms shall be 
provided and maintained by the employer. The term ―uniform‖ includes wearing apparel and accessories of distinctive design or 
color. 
(B) When the employer requires the use of tools or equipment or they are necessary for the performance of a job, such tools 
and equipment shall be provided and maintained by the employer, except that an employee whose wages are at least two (2) times 
the minimum wage may provide and maintain hand tools and equipment customarily required by the particular trade or craft in 
conformity with Labor Code Section 2802. 
 
9. MEALS AND LODGING 
(A) ―Meal‖ means an adequate, well-balanced serving of a variety of wholesome, nutritious foods. 
(B) ―Lodging‖ means living accommodations available to the employee for full-time occupancy which are adequate, decent, and 
sanitary according to usual and customary standards. Employees shall not be required to share a bed. 
(C) Meals or lodging may not be credited against the minimum wage without a voluntary written agreement between the em- 
ployer and the employee. When credit for meals or lodging is used to meet part of the employer’s minimum wage obligation, the 
amounts so credited may not be more than the following:  
 Effective Effective 
LODGING July 1, 2014 January 1, 2016 
 
Room occupied alone………… $42.33 per week $47.03 per week 
Room shared……………………………………… 
Apartment – two thirds (2/3) of the ordinary rental 
value, and in no event more than:…………………… 
$34.94 per week 
 
$508.38 per month 
$38.82 per week 
 
$564.81 per month Where a couple are both employed by the employer,  
two thirds (2/3) of the ordinary rental value, and in no 
event more than: 
 
 
$752.02 per month 
 
 
$835.49 per month  MEALS   
Breakfast…………………………………………………. $3.26 $3.62 
Lunch……………………………………………………... $4.47 $4.97 
Dinner……………………………………………………... $6.01 $6.68

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(D) Meals evaluated as part of the minimum wage must be bona fide meals consistent with the employee’s work shift. 
Deductions shall not be made for meals not received or lodging not used. 
(E) If, as a condition of employment, the employee must live at the place of employment or occupy 
quarters owned or under the control of the employer, then the employer may not charge rent in excess 
of the values listed herein. 
 
10. MEAL PERIODS 
(A) No employer shall employ any person for a work period of more than five (5) hours without a meal period of not less than 
30 minutes, except that when a work period of not more than six (6) hours will complete the day’s work the meal period may be 
waived by mutual consent of employer and employee. (See Labor Code Section 512.) 
(B) An employer may not employ an employee for a work period of more than ten (10) hours per day without providing the 
employee with a second meal period of not less than 30 minutes, except that if the total hours worked is no more than 12 hours, 
the second meal period may be waived by mutual consent of employer and employee only if the first meal period was not waived. 
(See Labor Code Section 512.) 
(C) In all places of employment the employer shall provide an adequate supply of potable water, soap, or other suitable cleans- 
ing agent and single use towels for hand washing. 
(D) Unless the employee is relieved of all duty during a 30 minute meal period, the meal period shall be considered an ―on duty‖ 
meal period and counted as time worked. An ―on duty‖ meal period shall be permitted only when the nature of the work prevents 
employee from being relieved of all duty and when by written agreement between the parties an on-the-job paid meal period is 
agreed to and complies with Labor Code Section 512. 
(E) Collective Bargaining Agreements. Subsections (A), (B), and (D) of Section 10, Meal Periods, shall not apply to any employee 
covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement if the agreement expressly provides for the wages, hours of work, and working 
conditions of the employees, and if the agreement provides premium wage rates for all overtime hours worked and a regular hourly 
rate of pay for those employees of not less than 30 percent more than the state minimum wage. 
(F) If an employer fails to provide an employee a meal period in accordance with the applicable provisions of this order, the 
employer shall pay the employee one (1) hour of pay at the employee’s regular rate of compensation for each workday that the meal 
period is not provided. In cases where a valid collective bargaining agreement provides final and binding mechanism for resolving 
disputes regarding enforcement of the meal period provisions, the collective bargaining agreement will prevail. 
 
11. REST PERIODS 
(A) Every employer shall authorize and permit all employees to take rest periods, which insofar as practicable shall be in the 
middle of each work period. Nothing in this provision shall prevent an employer from staggering rest periods to avoid interruption in 
the flow of work and to maintain continuous operations, or from scheduling rest periods to coincide with breaks in the flow of work 
that occur in the course of the workday. The authorized rest period time shall be based on the total hours worked daily at the rate of 
ten (10) minutes net rest time for every four (4) hours worked, or major fraction thereof. Rest periods shall take place at employer 
designated areas, which may include or be limited to the employees’ immediate work area. 
(B) Rest periods need not be authorized in limited circumstances when the disruption of continuous operations would jeopar- 
dize the product or process of the work. However, the employer shall make up the missed rest period within the same workday or 
compensate the employee for the missed ten (10) minutes of rest time at his/her regular rate of pay within the same pay period. 
(C) A rest period need not be authorized for employees whose total daily work time is less than three and one-half (31/ ) hours. 
Authorized rest period time shall be counted as hours worked for which there shall be no deduction from wages. 
(D) If an employer fails to provide an employee a rest period in accordance with the applicable provisions of this order, the 
employer shall pay the employee one (1) hour of pay at the employee’s regular rate of compensation for each workday that the rest 
period is not provided. In cases where a valid collective bargaining agreement provides final and binding mechanism for resolving 
disputes regarding enforcement of the rest period provisions, the collective bargaining agreement will prevail. 
(E) This section shall not apply to any employee covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement if the collective bargaining 
agreement provides equivalent protection. 
 
12. SEATS 
Where practicable and consistent with applicable industry-wide standards, all working employees shall be provided with suitable 
seats when the nature of the process and the work performed reasonably permits the use of seats. This section shall not exceed 
regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. 
 
13. TEMPERATURE 
The temperature maintained in each interior work area shall provide reasonable comfort consistent with industry-wide standards 
for the nature of the process and the work performed. This section shall not exceed regulations promulgated by the Occupational 
Safety and Health Standards Board. 
 
14. ELEVATORS 
Where practicable and consistent with applicable industry-wide standards, adequate elevators, escalators, or similar service 
consistent with industry-wide standards for the nature of the process and the work performed, shall be provided when employees

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are employed 60 feet or more above or below ground level. This section shall not exceed regulations promulgated by the Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health Standards Board. 
 
15. EXEMPTIONS 
If, in the opinion of the Division after due investigation, it is found that the enforcement of any provision contained in Section 6, 
Records; Section 11, Rest Periods; Section 12, Seats; Section 13, Temperature; or Section 14, Elevators, would not materially affect 
the welfare or comfort of employees and would work an undue hardship on the employer, exemption may be made at the discretion 
of the Division. Such exemptions shall be in writing to be effective and may be revoked after reasonable notice is given in writing. 
Application for exemption shall be made by the employer or by the employee and/or the employee’s representative to the Division in 
writing. A copy of the application shall be posted at the place of employment at the time the application is filed with the Division. 
 
16. FILING REPORTS 
(See California Labor Code, Section 1174(a)) 
 
17. INSPECTION 
(See California Labor Code, Section 1174) 
 
18. PENALTIES 
(A) Penalties for Violations of the Provisions of this Order. Any employer or any other person acting on behalf of the employer 
who violates, or causes to be violated, the provisions of this order, shall be subject to civil and criminal penalties as provided by 
law. In addition, violation of any provision of this order shall be subject to a civil penalty as follows: 
(1) Initial Violation - $50.00 for each underpaid employee for each pay period during which the employee was underpaid 
in addition to the amount which is sufficient to recover unpaid wages. 
(2) Subsequent Violations - $100.00 for each underpaid employee for each pay period during which the employee was 
underpaid in addition to an amount which is sufficient to recover unpaid wages. 
(3) The affected employee shall receive payment of all wages recovered. The labor commissioner may also issue citations 
pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1197.1 for non-payment of wages for overtime work in violation of this order. 
(B) Penalties for Violations of Child Labor Laws. Any employer or other person acting on behalf of the employer is subject to 
civil penalties of from $500 to $10,000 as well as to criminal penalties for violation of child labor laws. (See Labor Code Sections 
1285 to 1312 and 1390 to 1399 for additional restrictions on the employment of minors and for descriptions of criminal and civil 
penalties for violation of the child labor laws.) Employers should inquire at local school districts about any required work permits 
required for minors attending school. 
(In addition, see California  Labor Code, Section 1199) 
 
19. SEPARABILITY 
If the application of any provision of this order, or any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phase, word, or portion 
of this order should be held invalid or unconstitutional or unauthorized or prohibited by statute, the remaining provisions thereof 
shall not be affected thereby, but shall continue to be given full force and effect as if the part is held to be invalid or unconstitutional 
had not been included herein. 
 
20. POSTING OF ORDER 
Every employer shall keep a copy of this order posted in an area frequented by employees where it may be easily read during 
the workday. Where the location of work or other conditions make this impractical, every employer shall keep a copy of this order, 
and make it available to every employee upon request. 
 
  
  QUESTIONS ABOUT ENFORCEMENT of the Industrial 
Welfare Commission orders and reports of violations should be 
directed to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. A listing of 
the DLSE offices is on the back of this wage order. Look in the white 
pages of your telephone directory under CALIFORNIA, State of, 
Industrial Relations for the address and telephone number of the 
office nearest you. The Division has offices in the following cities: 
Bakersfield, El Centro, Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, 
Redding, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San 
Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, 
Stockton, Van Nuys. 
SUMMARIES IN OTHER LANGUAGES 
The Department of Industrial Relations will make summaries of wage and hour requirements in this Order available in Spanish, Chinese and certain other languages when it is feasible to do so. Mail your request for such summaries to the Department at: P.O. box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142-0603. 
RESUMEN EN OTROS IDIOMAS 
El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales confeccionara un re- sumen sobre los requisitos de salario y horario de esta Disposicion en español, chino y algunos otros idiomas cuando sea posible hacerlo. Envie por correo su pedido por dichos resumenes al Departamento a: P.O. box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142-0603.    
 Department of Industrial Relations P.O. box 420603 San Francisco, CA 94142-0603

— 9   All complaints  are  handled  confidentially
.   For fu rther  information  or to  file  y our complaints, contact the State  of California  at  the following  department offices: 
 
  Division  of  Labor  Standar ds En forcement  (DLSE)  
  B AKERSFIELD  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
7718   Meany   A v e .  
Ba k ersfield,   CA    93308  
661 - 587 - 3060   REDDING  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
Redding,   CA     
530 - 225 - 2655   SAN   JOSE  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
100   P aseo   De   San   Antoni o ,   Room   120  
San   Jos e ,   CA    95113  
408 - 277 - 1266  
   
 
EL   CENT R O  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
1550   W .   Main   St.  
El   Centr o ,   CA    92643  
760 - 353 - 0607   S A CRAMEN T O  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
2031   H o w e   A v e ,   Suite   100  
Sac r ament o ,   CA    95825  
916 - 263 - 1811   SAN T A   ANA  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
605   W est   Santa   Ana   Blvd.,   Bldg.   2 8 ,   R o o m   625  
Santa   Ana,   CA    92701  
714 - 558 - 4910  
   
 
FRESNO   SALINAS  
SAN T A   B AR B ARA  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement   Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
770   E.   Sh a w   A v e .,   Suite   222   1870   N.   Main   Street,   Suite   150  
411   E.   Canon   P erdid o ,   Room   3  
F resn o ,   CA    93710   Salina s ,   CA    93906  
Santa   Barba r a,   CA    93101  
559 - 244 - 5340   831 - 443 - 3041  
805 - 568 - 1222  
   
 
LONG BEACH   SAN   BERNARDINO    
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement   Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
SAN T A   R OSA  
300   Oceangat e ,   3 rd   
Floor   464   W est   4 th   
Street,   Room   348  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
Long   Beach,   CA    90802   San   Be r nardin o ,   CA    92401  
50   ―D‖   Street,   Suite   360  
562 - 590 - 5048   909 - 383 - 4334  
Santa   Rosa,   CA    95404  
   
707 - 576 - 2362  
     
LOS ANGELES   SAN   DIEGO  
 
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement   Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
S T OCK T ON  
320 W . Fourth St., Suite 450   7575   Metropolitan,   Room   210  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
Los Angeles,  CA 90013   San   Dieg o ,   CA    92108  
31   E.   Channel   Street,   Room   317  
213 - 620 - 6330   619 - 220 - 5451  
Sto c kton,   CA   95202  
   
209 - 948 - 7771  
     
OAKLAND   SAN   FRANCISCO  
 
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement   Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
V AN   NUYS  
1515 Clay Street, Room 801   455   Golden   Gate   A v e .   10 th   
Floor  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
Oakland,  CA  94612   San   F r ancisc o ,   CA    94102  
6150  V an   Nuys   Boul e v ard,   Room   206  
510 - 622 - 3273   415 - 703 - 5300  
V an   Nuy s ,   CA    91401  
   
818 - 901 - 5315  
     
 SAN FRANCISCO – HEADQUARTERS  
Division   of   Labor   Standards   En f orcement  
455   Golden   Gate   A v e .   9 th   
Floor  
San   F r ancisc o ,   CA    94102  
415 - 703 - 4810    
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMPLOYERS:      Do not send copies  of your alternative workw eek 
election  ballots  or  election  procedures
. 
Only  the  results  of  the  alternative  workw eek  election 
shall  be mailed to: 
 
 
Department of  Industrial  Relations 
Office of Policy, Research and Legislation 
P.O. Box  420603 
San  Francisco,  CA   94142-0603 
(415)  703-4780  Pr
evailing Wage  Hotline  (415)  703-4774
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