California Department of Industrial Relations and Labor Commissioner Create Complaint Hotline

Employees who think their employer is not paying wages or following other California labor laws can now lodge complaints with the Department of Industrial Relations, which includes the state Labor Commissioner’s office. See the press release here.

This new system allows workers to fill out an online form (here) to report violations. The report does not constitute a claim for the employee’s own wages, which would have to be filed separately. However it is unclear what the agencies will do with the reported info.

The online system ensures that employees do not harass employers by filing bogus complaints, or makes reports about matters that have nothing to do with the Labor Commissioner.

If you should have any questions, please contact your HR Ideas representative at 925-556-4404.

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