CA IWC Poster #5 – Public Housekeeping


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California Wage Order #5 – Public Housekeeping Industry Poster

The California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders regulate wages, hours and working conditions.  Employers must comply with the IWC Wage Order and California labor laws applicable to their business or industry.

“Public Housekeeping Industry” means any industry, business, or establishment, which provides meals, housing, or maintenance services whether operated as a primary business or when incidental to other operations in an establishment not covered by an industry order of the Commission, and includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Taverns
  • Bars
  • Cocktail lounges
  • Lunch counters
  • Cafeterias
  • Boarding houses
  • Clubs
  • Catering
  • Banquet
  • Box lunch service
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Apartment houses
  • Rooming houses
  • Camps
  • Clubs
  • Trailer parks
  • Office or loft buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Sanitariums
  • Rest homes
  • Child nurseries
  • Child care institutions
  • Homes for the aged
  • Private schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Veterinary or other animal care services

Posting Requirement:

California Labor Code section 1183(d) provides, “Every employer who is subject to an order of the commission shall post a copy of the order and keep it posted in a conspicuous location frequented by employees during the hours of the workday.”

Information Covered:

Each California Wage Order covers regulations on topics such as:

  • Administrative, executive and professional exemptions;
  • Overtime wages;
  • Alternative workweeks;
  • Minimum wages;
  • Reporting time pay;
  • Records retention;
  • Cash shortage and breakage;
  • Uniforms and equipment;
  • Meals and lodging;
  • Meal periods;
  • Rest periods; and
  • Required posting of the order.