Published Industry Wage Orders Now Reflect Current and Upcoming State Minimum Wage Increases –
Have You Posted the Correct Wage Order?
The California Industrial Welfare Commission’s (IWC) 18 published “wage orders” can be among the most underutilized items in an HR Manager’s toolkit. They are chock full of wage and hour regulations regarding overtime wages, meal and rest periods, record-keeping requirements and other working conditions.
California employers must comply with the IWC wage order (or, in some cases, more than one order) applicable to their industry or profession. For example, Wage Order 1 applies to the manufacturing industry; Wage Order 4 to professional, technical, clerical, mechanical and similar occupations; and Wage Order 16 to occupations in the construction, drilling, logging and mining industries.
Each of the 18 wage orders also contains or references regulations on applicable minimum wages.