(a) The Labor Commissioner shall provide qualified bilingual persons in public contact positions or as interpreters to assist those in such positions to provide information and services in the language of a limited- or non-English-speaking person, with the primary effort being exerted towards the largest segments of the non-English-speaking persons in this state.
(b) The Labor Commissioner shall provide that an interpreter be present at all hearings and interviews where appropriate.
(c) The Labor Commissioner shall prepare and distribute to the public, through its local offices, materials explaining services available in non-English languages, as well as in English. In addition, the commissioner shall prepare and use written materials in non-English languages as well as in English for use by local offices if the local office serves a substantial number of non-English-speaking people, as defined in Section 7296.2 of the Government Code. The commissioner shall prepare and use such complaint processing forms and form letters in the language of non-English speaking people as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate for the filing, investigation, and resolution of wage claims, giving due consideration to the rights and obligations of all parties. The commissioner may, from time to time, at his or her discretion, eliminate, modify, amend, or add to the complaint processing forms and form letters which are the subject of bilingual or multilingual treatment or application.
(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1089, Sec. 2.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018