Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed, every offense declared by this code to be a misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail, not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 187. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

Terms Used In California Labor Code 23

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.