Description Compliance Alert: California Wage Orders 1 through 16 reflect increases to minimum wage and lodging rates effective January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Minimum wage and meal and lodging rates are not included in Wage Order 17.Description California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) regulates wages and hours of nonexempt employees—requiring all California employers to post at least 1 of the 17 Wage Orders in each workplace for employees to view—specific to the industry or occupation it covers. CalChamber’s laminated 27.5” x 21” English poster and 27.5” x 20” Spanish poster each combines the multiple pages of Wage Order 17 into one convenient poster. These posters are recyclable.Specific Industry Wage Order 17 regulates wages, hours and working conditions for Miscellaneous Employees. “Miscellaneous employees” means any industry or occupation not previously covered by, and all employees not specifically exempted in, the IWC’s Wage Orders in effect in 1997 or otherwise exempted by law.CalChamber's free Wage Order Wizard helps you determine which of the 17 Wage Orders you need (may be more than one) so you can comply with wage and hour laws in California.