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Minors under 16 engaged in door-to-door sales    

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(a) Except as provided in subdivision (g), any individual, association, corporation, or other entity that employs or uses, either directly or indirectly through third persons, minors under 16 years of age in door-to-door sales at any location more than 10 miles from the minor's residence shall register with the Labor Commissioner pursuant to this section. Registration may be renewed on an annual basis.

(b) The Labor Commissioner shall not register or renew registration of any applicant pursuant to this section unless all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(1) The organization has executed a written application therefor on a form prescribed by the Labor Commissioner, including all of the following:

(A) The company's name, address, and employer identification number, and the names, addresses, and social security numbers of all adults employed to supervise, accompany, or transport minors who would be engaged in door-to-door sales. The information provided pursuant to this subparagraph shall be set forth in a declaration under penalty of perjury by the applicant if an individual, or an officer of an applicant that is an association, corporation, or other entity.

(B) A statement of all the facts required by the Labor Commissioner concerning the nature of the merchandise to be sold and a plan detailing the level and nature of adult supervision to be provided minors engaged in door-to-door sales. The information provided pursuant to this subparagraph shall be by declaration under penalty of perjury by the individual, or an officer of the association, corporation, or other entity.

(C) A copy of any written contract or other written agreement to be offered by the applicant to minors employed or used by the applicant in door-to-door sales.

(2) The Labor Commissioner, following an investigation thereof, is satisfied that the employer has not previously violated this article and does not propose to expose minors in its employ to hazardous or unsafe working conditions.

(3) Each application for initial registration shall be accompanied by a fee determined by the Labor Commissioner in an amount sufficient in the aggregate to defray the division's costs of administering the registration program, but which shall not exceed three hundred fifty dollars ($350) for initial registration or two hundred dollars ($200) for registration renewal.

(c) Any registrant under this section shall, upon request, make available for inspection by the Labor Commissioner all of its payroll records for any period.

(d) Any registrant under this section, or person acting on behalf of a registrant, shall have proof of registration with the Labor Commissioner in his or her immediate possession at all times when engaged in any activity described in subdivision (a).

(e) Whenever an application for a registration or renewal is made, and application processing pursuant to this section has not been completed, the Labor Commissioner may, at his or her discretion, issue a temporary or provisional registration valid for a period not exceeding 90 days, and subject, where appropriate, to summary revocation by the Labor Commissioner. Otherwise, the conditions for issuance or renewal of registration shall meet the requirements of subdivision (a).

(f) Any person or entity, or any agent or officer thereof, who violates subdivision (a) or (d), and any parent or guardian who knowingly permits a minor in his or her custody to be employed in door-to-door sales specified in subdivision (a) by an unregistered person or entity, or permits any minor to be employed in violation hereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per affected minor for the first conviction for a violation, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per affected minor for the second conviction for a violation, and ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per affected minor for a third or subsequent conviction for a violation.

(g) This section does not apply to any trustee or charitable corporation, as defined in Sections 12582 and 12582.1, respectively, of the Government Code, or to any entity described in Section 12583 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 887, Sec. 9.)