Workforce development and employment within California construction is often specialized to the employer’s trade.  These are general requirements for most workers within construction, but this is not an all-encompassing list.

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)

DIR is working successfully to make their website a resource for construction and employer requirements. Check it out at A great all-inclusive information for employers is at the DIR’s Small Business Portal. 

The DIR administers, enforces and educates on laws governing:

DIR coordinates with other agencies to target egregious violators of labor laws and tax laws in the underground economy.
The DIR is housed within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

Employment Development Department (EDD)

EDD assists employers with the CalJOBS database, linking job seekers with job openings. It also administers payroll tax collection, State disability insurance and unemployment/leave insurance.