Section 201.3 was added to the Labor Code to address the payment of wages to day labor workers and to employees of temporary services employers, who may be employed for an uncertain or unpredictable duration at locations distant from the employer's principal administrative office.

The statute provides that wages for employees of temporary services employers must be paid weekly, while day labor workers who complete a daily work assignment must be paid at the end of each day. Failure to properly compensate these employees can result in civil and criminal penalties.

California temporary agencies should update payroll practices in light of this amendment and maintain consistent communication with your clients to ensure you know the correct hours your employees work.