California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Order #15 Household Occupation Poster
The Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Order #15 Household Occupation is a California general labor law poster poster provided for businesses by the California Department Of Industrial Relations. This notification is required for some employers, such as employers in the household occupation.
This mandatory notice contains ten pages of information dedicated to the laws of wages, hours, and working conditions in the household occupation industry. All ten pages are required to be posted. The notice includes information relative to applicability and exemption of the order, legal definitions, hours and days of work definitions, minimum wages, reporting procedures, disability clauses, records procedures, rest and recover periods, and overall satisfactory working conditions required by the state of California.
OFFICIAL NOTICE INDUSTRIAL WELFARE COMMISSION ORDER NO. 15- 2001 REGULATING WAGES, HOURS AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN THE HOUSEHOLD OCCUPATIONS Effective January 1, 2002 as amended Sections 4(A) and 10(C) amended and republished by the Department of Industrial Relations, effective January 1, 2023 , pursuant to SB 3, Chapter 4, Statutes of 2016 and section 1182.13 of the Labor Code This Order Must Be Posted Where Employees Can Read It Easily IWC FORM 1115 (Rev. 11/2022) OSP 06 98773 — 1 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 ( SB 3, Ch. 4 , Stats of 2016 , amending section 1182.12 of the California Labor Code) , and pursuant to section 1182.13 of 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 household occupations whether paid on a time, piece rate, commission, or other basis, unless such occupation is performed for an industry covered by an industry order of this Commission, except that: (A) Provisions of Sections 3 through 12 of this order shall not apply to persons employed in administrative, executive, or pro - fessional capacities. The following requirements shall apply in determining whether an employee’s duties meet the test to qualify for an exemption from those sections: (1) Executive Exemption A person employed in an executive capacity means any employee: (a) Whose duties and responsibilities involve the management of the enterprise in which he/she is employed or of a customarily recognized department or subdivision thereof; and (b) Who customarily and regularly directs the work of two or more other employees therein; and (c) Who has the authority to hire or fire other employees or whose suggestions and recommendations as to the hiring or firing and as to the advancement and promotion or any other change of status of other employees will be given particular weight; and (d) Who customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment; and (e) Who is primarily engaged in duties which meet the test of the exemption. The activities constituting exempt work and non- exempt work shall be construed in the same manner as such items are construed in the following regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act effective as of the date of this order: 29 C.F.R. Sections 541.102, 541.104- 111, and 541.115 -116. Exempt work shall include, for example, all work that is directly and closely related to exempt work and work which is properly viewed as a means for carrying out exempt functions. The work actually performed by the employee during the course of the workweek must, first and foremost, be examined and the amount of time the employee spends on such work, together with the employer’s realistic expectations and the realistic requirements of the job, shall be considered in determining whether the employee satisfies this requirement. (f) Such an employee must also earn a monthly salary equivalent to no less than two (2) times the state minimum wage for full -time employment. Full -time employment is defined in Labor Code Section 515(c) as 40 hours per week. (2) Administrative Exemption. A person employed in an administrative capacity means any employee: (a) Whose duties and responsibilities involve either: (i) The performance of office or non- manual work directly related to management policies or general business operations of his employer or his/hers employer’s customers; or (ii) The performance of functions in the administration of a school system, or educational establishment or institu- tion, or of a department or subdivision thereof, in work directly related to the academic instruction or training carried on therein; and (b) Who customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment; and (c) Who regularly and directly assists a proprietor, or an employee employed in a bona fide executive or administrative capacity (as such terms are defined for purposes of this section); or (d) Who performs under only general supervision work along specialized or technical lines requiring special training, experience, or knowledge; or (e) Who executes under only general supervision special assignments and tasks; and (f) Who is primarily engaged in duties which meet the test of the exemption. The activities constituting exempt work and non- exempt work shall be construed in the same manner as such terms are construed in the following regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act effective as of the date of this order 29 C.F.R. Sections 541.201- 205, 541.207- 208, 541.210, and 541.215. INDUSTRIA L WEL FARE CO MMISSI ON O RDER N O. 15- 2001 REGULATING WAGES, HO URS AND WORKING CO NDITIONS IN THE HOU S E H OLD OC CU P A T IO NS — 2 Exempt work shall include, for example, all work that is directly and closely related to exempt work and work which is properly viewed as a means for carrying out exempt functions. The work actually performed by the employee during the course of the workweek must, first and foremost, be examined and the amount of time the employee spends on such work, together with the employer’s realistic expectations and the realistic requirements of the job, shall be considered in determining whether the employee satisfies this requirement. (g) Such employee must also earn a monthly salary equivalent to no less than two (2) times the state minimum wage for full -time employment. Full -time employment is defined in Labor Code Section 515(c) as 40 hours per week. (3) Professional Exemption A person employed in a professional capacity means any employee who meets all of the fol - lowing requirements: (a) Who is licensed or certified by the State of California and is primarily engaged in the practice of one of the following recognized professions: law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, architecture, engineering, teaching, or accounting; or (b) Who is prima rily engaged in an oc cupation commonly rec ogn ized as a lea rned or artist ic profess ion. For the pu rpo ses of th is subse ction, ”learned or artistic pro fessi on” means an employ ee who is primarily engaged in the perform ance of: (i) Work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field or science or learning customarily acquired by a pro - longed course of specialized intellectual instruction and study, as distinguished from a general academic education and from an apprenticeship, and from training in the performance of routine mental, manual, or physical processes, or work that is an essential part of or necessarily incident to any of the above work; or (ii) Work that is original and creative in character in a recognized field of artistic endeavor (as opposed to work which can be produced by a person endowed with general manual or intellectual ability and training), and the result of which de- pends primarily on the invention, imagination, or talent of the employee or work that is an essential part of or necessarily incident to any of the above work; and (iii) Whose work is predominantly intellectual and varied in character (as opposed to routine mental, manual, mechanical, or physical work) and is of such character that the output produced or the result accomplished cannot be standardized in relation to a given period of time. (c) Who customarily and regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth in subparagraphs (a) and (b). (d) Who earns a monthly salary equivalent to no less than two (2) times the state minimum wage for full -time employ ment. (e) Subparagraph (b) above is intended to be construed in accordance with the following provisions of federal law as they existed as of the date of this order: 29 C.F.R. Sections 541.207, 541.301(a) -(d), 541.302, 541.306, 541.307, 541.308, and 541.310. (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subparagraph, 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 subparagraph unless they individually meet the criteria established for exemption as executive or administrative employees. (g) Subparagraph (f) above shall not apply to the following advanced practice nurses: (i) Certified nurse midwives who are primarily engaged in performing duties for which certification is required pursuant to Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 2746) of Chapter 6 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code. (ii) Certified nurse anesthetists who are primarily engaged in performing duties for which certification is required pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 2825) of Chapter 6 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code. (iii) Certified nurse practitioners who are primarily engaged in performing duties for which certification is required pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 2834) of Chapter 6 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code. (iv) Nothing in this subparagraph shall exempt the occupations set forth in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) from meeting the requirements of subsection 1(A)(3)(a)-(d) above. (h) Except, as provided in subparagraph (i), an employee in the computer software field who is paid on an hourly basis shall be exempt, if all of the following apply: (i) The employee is primarily engaged in work that is intellectual or creative and requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. (ii) The employee is primarily engaged in duties that consist of one or more of the following: – The application of systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users, to deter- mine hardware, software, or system functional specifications. – The design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing, or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user or system design specifications. – The documentation, testing, creation, or modification of computer programs related to the design of software or hardware for computer operating systems. (iii) The employee is highly skilled and is proficient in the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized information to computer systems analysis, programming, and software engineering. A job title shall not be determinative of the applicability of this exemption. (iv) The employee’s hourly rate of pay is not less than forty-one dollars ($41.00). The Office of Policy, Research and Legislation shall adjust this pay rate on October 1 of each year to be effective on January 1 of the following year by an — 4 span of hours for a day of work shall be no more than 12 hours, except under the following conditions: (1) The employee shall have at least three (3) hours free of duty during the 12 hours span of work. Such off -duty hours need not be consecutive, and the schedule for same shall be set by mutual agreement of employer and employee, provided that (2) An employee who is required or permitted to work during scheduled off -duty hours or during the 12 consecutive off- duty hours shall be compensated at the rate of one and one -half (1 1/2) times the employee ’s regular rate of pay for all such hours worked. (B) No LIVE -IN employee shall be required to work more than five (5) days in any one workweek without a day off of not less than 24 consecutive hours except in an emergency as defined in subsection 2(D), provided that the employee is compensated for time worked in excess of five (5) workdays in any workweek at one and one-half (11/2) times the employee’s regular rate of pay for hours worked up to and including nine (9) hours. Time worked in excess of nine (9) hours on the sixth (6 th) and seventh (7 th) workdays shall be compensated at double the employee’s regular rate of pay. (C) The following overtime provisions are applicable to non- LIVE -IN 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 (1 1/2) times such employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in the workweek. Eight (8) hours of labor constitutes a day’s work. 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: (1) One and one-half (1 1/2) 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 (7 th) consecutive day of work in a workweek; and (2) 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 (7 th) consecutive day of work in a workweek. (3) The overtime rate of compensation required to be paid to a nonexempt full-time salaried employee shall be computed by using the employee’s regular hourly salary as one- fortieth (1/40) of the employee’s weekly salary. (D) One and one -half (1 1/2) times a minor’s regular rate of pay shall be paid for all work over 40 hours in any workweek except minors 16 and 17 years old who are not required by law to attend school and may therefore be employed for the same hours as an adult are subject to subsections (A) and (B) or (C) above. ( VIOLATIONS OF CHILD LABOR LAWS are subject to civil penalties of from $500 to $10,000 as well as to criminal penalties. Refer to California 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 ask school districts about any required work permits.) (E) An employee may be employed on seven (7) workdays in one workweek with no overtime pay required when the total hours of employment during such workweek do not exceed 30 and the total hours of employment in any one workday thereof do not exceed six (6). (F) 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). (G) Except as provided in subsections (D) and (F), this section 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. (H) Notwithstanding subsection (G) above, where the employer and a labor organization representing employees of the em- ployer have entered into a valid collective bargaining agreement pertaining to the hours of work of the employees, the requirement regarding the equivalent of one (1) day’s rest in seven (7) (see subsection (F) above) shall apply, unless the agreement expressly provides otherwise. (I) 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. 4. MINIMUM WAGES (A) Every employer shall pay to each employee wages not less than the following: (1) All employers, regardless of the number of employees, shall pay to each employee fifteen dollars and fifty cents ($15.50) per hour for all hours worked, effective January 1, 2023. (2) Prior to January 1, 2023, any employer who employs 26 or more employees shall pay to each employee wages not less than the following: (a) Thirteen dollars ($13.00) per hour for all hours worked, effective January 1, 2020; (b) Fourteen dollars ($14.00) per hour for all hours worked, effective January 1, 2021; and — 9 For further information or to file your complaints, visit https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlse.html or contact the State of California at the following department offices: California Labor Commissioner's Office, also known as, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) BAKERSFIELD Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE REDDING Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE SAN JOSE Labor Commissioner's Offfice/DLSE 7718 Meany Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93308 661 -587 -3060 250 Hemsted Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite A Redding, CA 96002 530-225 -2655 100 Paseo De San Antonio, Room 120 San Jose, CA 95113 408-277 -1266 EL CENTRO Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 1550 W. Main St. El Centro, CA 92 243 760 -353 -0607 SACRAMENTO Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 2031 Howe Ave, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95825 916 -263 -1811 SANTA ANA Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 2 MacArthur Place Suite 800 Santa Ana, CA 9270 7 714 -558 -4910 FRESNO Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 770 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 222 SALINAS Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 950 E. Blanco Rd., Suite 204 SANTA BARBARA Labor Commissioner's Offfice/DLSE 411 E. Canon Perdido, Room 3 Fresno, CA 93710 Salinas, CA 93901 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 559 -244 -5340 831 -443 -3041 805 -568 -1222 LONG BEACH SAN BERNARDINO Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 300 Oceangate, 3 rd Floor Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 464 West 4 th Street, Room 348 SANTA ROSA Labor Commissioner's Offfice/DLSE Long Beach, CA 90802 San Bernardino, CA 92401 50 ?D? Street, Suite 360 562 -590 -5048 909 -383 -4334 Santa Rosa, CA 95404 707 -576 -2362 LOS ANGELES SAN DIEGO Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE STOCKTON 320 W. Fourth St., Suite 450 7575 Metropolitan Dr., Room 210 Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE Los Angeles, CA 90013 San Diego, CA 92108 31 E. Channel Street, Room 317 213 -620 -6330 619 -220 -5451 Stockton, CA 95202 209 -948 -7771 OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 1515 Clay Street, Room 801 Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 455 Golden Gate Ave. 10 th Floor VAN NUYS Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE Oakland, CA 94612 San Francisco, CA 94102 6150 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 206 510 -622 -3273 415 -703 -5300 Van Nuys, CA 91401 818 -901 -5315 OAKLAND – HEADQUARTERS Labor Commissioner's Office/DLSE 1515 Clay Street, Room 1302 Oakland, CA 94612 510 -285 -2118 [email protected] EMPLOYERS: Do not send copies of your alternative workweek election ballots or election procedures. Only the results of the alternative workweek 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 Prevailing Wage Hotline (415) 703 -4774
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