California Labor Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Labor Code.(Enacted By Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 2.
    The provisions of this code, in so far as they are substantially the same as existing provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall be...
  • Section 3.
    All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are...
  • Section 4.
    No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by the provisions of this code, but all procedure...
  • Section 5.
    Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions hereinafter set forth shall govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 6.
    Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning,...
  • Section 7.
    Whenever, by the provisions of this code, an administrative power is granted to a public officer or a duty imposed upon such an officer, the...
  • Section 8.
    Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement or record is required by this...
  • Section 9.
    Whenever any reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, such reference shall apply to all...
  • Section 10.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 12.1.
    The Legislature hereby declares its intent that the terms man or men where appropriate shall be deemed person or persons and any references to the...
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 14.
    County includes city and county. (Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 15.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 16.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 17.
    Signature or subscription includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer s or subscriber s name being written near the mark...
  • Section 18.
    Person means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation.(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 178. Effective January 1, 1995.)
  • Section 18.5.
    Agency means the Labor and Workforce Development Agency.(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 859, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2003.)
  • Section 19.
    Department means Department of Industrial Relations.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 19.5.
    Secretary means the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 859, Sec. 10. Effective January 1, 2003.)
  • Section 20.
    Director means Director of Industrial Relations.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 21.
    Labor Commissioner means Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 746.)
  • Section 22.
    Violation includes a failure to comply with any requirement of the code.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)
  • Section 23.
    Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed, every offense declared by this code to be a misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in a...
  • Section 24.
    If any provision of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid the remainder of the code, and the...
  • Section 25.
    Sheriff includes marshal. (Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 872, Sec. 102. Effective January 1, 1997.)
  • Section 26.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, no person who has not previously obtained a license regulated by this code shall be denied a license...
  • Section 27.
    Whenever the term workers compensation judge or workers compensation referee is used in this code in connection with the workers compensation law, the term shall...
  • Section 28.
    For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 1991, whenever the term independent medical examiner is used in this code, the term shall mean qualified...
  • Section 29.
    Medical director means the physician appointed by the administrative director pursuant to Section 122.(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 639, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2004.)
  • Section 29.5.
    The Governor shall annually issue a proclamation declaring April 28 as Workers Memorial Day in remembrance of the courage and integrity of American workers, and...

Last modified: September 9, 2016