The California Farm Labor Contractor Surety Bond is required by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations.
It is just one of the requirements to obtain a license. We suggest that you fulfill the other requirements prior to obtaining the surety bond. The requirements include passing an exam and education requirements among other things.
The bonds guarantee payment of all sums due to farm laborers. The bond also guarantees farm labor contractors comply with the with labor code. Payment of all damages to any person for failure to comply is guaranteed by the bond. A farm labor contractor in California is defined as:
The bond amount varies depending on payroll. For new contractors, the bond amount is $25,000. For renewal contractors, the $25,000 bond is acceptable if the annual payroll is $500,000 or less. If the payroll is $500,001 to $2mm, A $50,000 bond is required. With payroll in excess of $2mm, a $75,000 bond is required.
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To see the checklist to become a farm labor contractor, click here.