What We Do

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) improves working conditions and advances opportunities for profitable employment in California. DIR aims to make sure workers are paid wages they are owed, work in safe environments, and are provided medical and other benefits when they are injured on the job.

Under California law, you are protected when you:

The Labor Commissioner's Office helps workers get paid wages they are owed. It enforces minimum labor standards to ensure employees are not permitted to work under substandard, unlawful conditions. It also protects employers who comply with the law from having to compete with businesses that do not. This office is also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

The Labor Commissioner is appointed by the California State Governor to serve as Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

The Labor Commissioner enforces labor laws related to:

The Labor Commissioner

Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su

Labor Commissioner, Julie A. Su

As the California Labor Commissioner, my goal is to ensure that all workers receive a just day's pay for a hard day's work in California. Employers that violate the State's labor laws, such as minimum wage and overtime protections, are committing wage theft and this is a crime. We are combating employers in the underground economy where wage theft affects workers the most. If you have experienced a violation of your labor rights, you may file a wage claim to recover your unpaid wages, file a complaint for retaliation or report a violation to our agency.

Join me in fighting wage theft and creating a fair playing field for honest employers. All workers in California are protected and we are here to enforce your labor rights.