(a) (1) The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, upon appropriation of funds to the division for purposes of this section, shall establish and maintain an outreach and education program. The purpose of the program shall be to promote awareness of, and compliance with, labor protections that affect the domestic work industry and to promote fair and dignified labor standards in this industry and other low-wage industries.
(2) For purposes of this section:
Terms Used In California Labor Code 1455
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- Domestic work: means services related to the care of persons in private households or maintenance of private households or their premises. See California Labor Code 1451
(A) “CBO” means community-based organization.
(B) “Division” means the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
(b) The program duration shall continue until June 30, 2024, with an opportunity to expand or renew contingent on allocation of state funds or identification of other revenue sources.
(c) The division shall issue a competitive request to CBOs to provide education and outreach services primarily focused on, but not limited to, domestic work employees and employers. CBOs shall have demonstrated experience in carrying out outreach and education directed at these populations, including knowledge of, and demonstrated familiarity with, issues facing the domestic work industry.
(d) CBOs shall be responsible for developing, and consulting with the division regarding, the core education and outreach materials regarding minimum wage, overtime, sick leave, record-keeping, retaliation, and the division wage adjudication and retaliation process, including specific issues that affect certain industries, such as the domestic work industry, differently. CBOs shall be responsible for all costs related to the development, printing, advertising, or distribution of the education and outreach materials. The materials shall be translated into non-English languages as may be appropriate, as determined by the applicable CBO in consultation with the division. At the discretion of the division, the division shall have final approval over the education and outreach materials.
(e) The division and CBOs shall meet biannually, or more frequently at the discretion of the division, to coordinate efforts around outreach, education, and enforcement, including sharing information, in accordance with applicable privacy and confidentiality laws, that will shape and inform the overall enforcement strategy of the division regarding low-wage industries, including the domestic work industry.
(f) The division shall not expend more than 5 percent of the budget allocation on the administration of the program.
(g) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2024, and, as of January 1, 2025, is repealed.
(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 24, Sec. 33. (SB 83) Effective June 27, 2019. Section inoperative July 1, 2024. Repealed as of January 1, 2025, by its own provisions.)