California’s Labor Commissioner’s Office has launched an online registration system for janitorial service providers and contractors operating in the state.

Janitorial companies in California are required by law to register annually.  The registration fee is $500. First time applicants must also pay a nonrefundable $500 application fee. The fee covers the cost of administering and enforcing the janitorial registration program.  The annual renewal fee is also $500

Companies with one or more employees that fail to register by October 1 may be subject to a civil fine, as will any person or entity that contracts with them. Unregistered companies face a fine of $100 for each calendar day that the employer is unregistered — not to exceed $10,000.

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