Farm labor contractor” designates any person who, for a fee, employs workers to render personal services in connection with the production of any farm products to, for, or under the direction of a third person, or who recruits, solicits, supplies, or hires workers on behalf of an employer engaged in the growing or producing of farm products, and who, for a fee, provides in connection therewith one or more of the following services: furnishes board, lodging, or transportation for those workers; supervises, times, checks, counts, weighs, or otherwise directs or measures their work; or disburses wage payments to these persons.
The bond guarantees that the application will be compliant with all sections of the California Labor Code that governs the license. The bond penal sum is $25,000, $50,000 or $75,000. The amount is determined by the amount of payroll. The rate ranges from 1% to 20% depending on the credit and financial wherewithal of the applicant.