Chapter 7. Labor Statistics And Research of California Labor Code >> Division 1. >> Chapter 7.
(a) The department shall collect, compile, and present facts
and statistics relating to the condition of labor in the state,
including information as to cost of living, labor supply and demand,
industrial relations, industrial disputes, industrial accidents and
safety, labor productivity, sanitary and other conditions, prison
labor, and such other matters in relation to labor as the Director of
Industrial Relations deems desirable.
(b) To the extent not in conflict with this or any other section,
on the date this subdivision becomes operative, the responsibilities
of the Division of Labor Statistics and Research that are specified
in Subchapter 1 (commencing with Section 14000) and Subchapter 2
(commencing with Section 14900) of Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 8
of the California Code of Regulations are reassigned to the Division
of Occupational Safety and Health and the responsibilities of the
Division of Labor Statistics and Research that are specified in
Subchapter 3 (commencing with Section 16000) of Chapter 8 of Division
1 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations are reassigned to
the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
(a) The department shall conduct an annual survey of the
ethnic derivation of the individuals who are parties to apprentice
agreements described in Section 3077. In conducting this survey, the
division shall use any pertinent data which the federal government
may provide to avoid duplication of effort.
(b) The Division of Apprenticeship Standards shall cooperate in
the accomplishment of the survey required by this section. The
occasion of this survey may be used to gather such additional current
data as may be of benefit to apprenticeship programs.
(c) Data gathered pursuant to this section shall not be evidence
per se of an unlawful employment practice.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize any
state agency to require an employer to employ a specified percentage
of individuals of any particular ethnic derivation irrespective of
such individuals' qualifications for employment.
The Director of Industrial Relations and authorized employees
of the department may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of
witnesses and production of books, papers, and records; administer
oaths; examine witnesses under oath; take the verification or proof
of written instruments; and take depositions and affidavits for the
purpose of carrying out the provisions of this code and performing
the duties required by this chapter. They shall have free access to
all places of labor. Any person, or agent or officer thereof, who
willfully neglects or refuses to furnish statistics requested by the
division, which are in his or her possession, or under his or her
control, or who refuses to admit the director or his or her
authorized employee to a place of labor, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
The director may direct the chief and the employees of other
divisions of the department to transmit any statistical information
in their possession, or to conduct investigations and otherwise
assist in the gathering of whatever statistics the director deems
Except as provided in Section 151 no use shall be made in the
statistical or other reports prepared pursuant to this chapter of the
names of persons supplying the information required under this code.
Any agent or employee of the department who violates this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
An annual report containing statistics on California work
injuries and occupational diseases and fatalities by industry
classifications shall be completed and published by the department no
later than December 31 of the following calendar year. All of the
reports and statistics shall be available to the public.