Janitorial Service Providers

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has launched an online registration system for janitorial service providers and contractors operating in California to register annually as required by law*. Each registration is good for one (1) year and can be renewed online. Businesses will be notified sixty (60) days prior to their registration expiring.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office urges janitorial employers to quickly register. Those who fail to register by October 1, 2018 may be subject to a civil fine, as will any person or entity that contracts with a janitorial employer lacking valid registration.

According to Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su, “The registration requirement is another tool for property owners to distinguish law abiding contractors from wage thieves and to protect honest businesses from unfair competition.”

BIG NEWS! Janitorial employers are also required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training once every two years beginning January 1, 2019.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office posted a registration search tool that shows whether employers and contractors are properly registered, as well as FAQs.

*Property Service Workers Protection Act, signed by Governor Brown Jr. in 2016, every provider of janitorial services with one or more employees and one or more janitorial workers must register with the Labor Commissioner’s Office and renew every year. This law also requires employers to retain employee information for three (3) years.

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