The provisions of this chapter shall be administered and enforced by the division. Any authorized representative of the division shall have authority to:
(a) Investigate and ascertain the wages of all employees, and the hours and working conditions of all employees employed in any occupation in the state;
(b) Supervise the payment of unpaid minimum wages or unpaid overtime compensation owing to any employee under the provisions of this chapter or the orders of the commission. Acceptance of payment of sums found to be due on demand of the division shall constitute a waiver on the part of the employee of his or her cause of action under Section 1194.
Unpaid minimum wages or unpaid overtime wages recovered by the division under the provisions of this section which for any reason cannot be delivered within six months from date of collection to the employee for whom such wages were collected shall be deposited into the Industrial Relations Unpaid Wage Fund in the State Treasury.
(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1083.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018