Effective January 1, 2009, Senate Bill 940 creates new wage and hour requirements for temporary service employers. Along with adding section 210.3 to the California Labor Code, SB 940 also amends sections 203, 203.1, 204, 210, 215, 220, and 2699.5 of the Labor Code. Existing law requires that employers pay their employees twice during each calendar month. SB 940 creates a special set of requirements for temporary service employers with employees’ working week-to-week or day-to-day. Employees on week-to-week assignments are now required to be paid weekly, while employees working day-to-day must be paid daily. Further, employees assigned to clients engaged in a trade dispute must be paid daily. These new requirements do not apply to employees who are assigned to a client for more than 90 consecutive calendar days.
Because existing law imposes civil and criminal penalties for wage violations, SB 940 also creates state-mandated local programs to enforce these existing civil and criminal penalties for violations of the new temporary employee wage requirements.