PR Newswire (09/13/13)
California’s Department of Industrial Relations and Labor Commissioner’s office are warning business owners about demands for payment from the “Labor Compliance Office.” Notices sent by the Los Angeles-based company seek payment of a “processing fee” of $275 for labor-related postings. The Labor Compliance Office is not a government agency and is not affiliated with the Labor Commissioner’s office, which is also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, a division of DIR.
“This group is not authorized by the state of California to issue citations or charge fees on our behalf,” says DIR director Christine Baker. “Work place postings can be downloaded from our website at no charge.” Labor commissioner Julie A. Su reminds employers that DLSE investigators who visit businesses to ensure compliance with labor laws will never request payment during an inspection.