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IWC 13 - Industries Preparing Agricultural Products for Market

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“Industries Preparing Agricultural Products for Market, on the Farm” means any operation performed in a permanently fixed structure or establishment on the farm or on a moving packing plant on the farm for the purpose of preparing agricultural, horticultural, egg, poultry, meat, seafood, rabbit, or dairy products for market when such operations are done on the premises owned or operated by the same employer who produced the products referred to herein and includes all operations incidental thereto.

Examples:

  • Agricultural commodities, packing and processing,
    on grower’s own land and crops
  • Dairies (which process own products on farm)
  • Egg processing and packing for distribution (if it includes candling)
  • Meat slaughtering (when done on grower’s own product)
  • Moving packing plant, processing grower’s own crop on grower’s own land
  • Nut hulling, cracking, shelling, sorting and hauling
  • Packing and processing agricultural commodities
    on grower’s own land and crops
  • Packing plant (moving) processing grower’s own crop on grower’s own land
  • Packing shed (permanent) processing grower’s own crop on grower’s own land
  • Poultry processing, when done on grower’s own product
  • Slaughtering meat (when done on grower’s own land and product)

The Industrial Welfare Commission was established to regulate wages, hours and working conditions in California. IWC wage orders must be posted by all employers in an area frequented by employees, where they may be easily read during the workday.