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2014-09-02 12:31:17

by David Murillo, Executive Director, California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The recently released Economic Roundtable Report, "Sinking Underground," confirms that the underground economy in California's construction industry continues to grow and thrive. It further validates this economy's costly impact on families, communities and governments by substantially underpaying and underreporting employees' wages and...

2014-06-26 20:23:02

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week's arrest of a plumbing contractor in Humboldt County revealed the reach of local and state agencies' efforts to expose and prosecute unscrupulous contractors. The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) considers the California Department of Insurance's (CDI) press release a clear warning that even rural contractors cannot fly under the radar of enforcement agencies working to level the playing...

2014-06-13 20:22:09

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) applauds the California Department of Insurance (DIR) for leading a multi-agency task force to eradicate California's underground economy where deceitful contractors thrive by violating state laws for personal gain. According to DIR's recent release, more than 100 detectives and investigators from state agencies and local district attorney offices...

2014-04-24 20:23:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office recently announced charges against the operators of two construction companies for felony workers' compensation fraud. The operators allegedly underreported the number of employees to insurance companies to pay a combined total of $300,000 less in premiums. Sandra and William O'Neill of WM O'Neill Lath and Plastering Company were charged with four felony counts of workers' compensation...

2014-04-14 20:22:48

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) distributed a press release last Friday, April 11, announcing a halt to the construction of a $150 million project--the 45-story Pinnacle Towers--in San Diego due to the failure of subcontractor Clayton Wall & Ceiling Systems Inc.'s (CWCS) to be properly licensed in California. The unannounced inspection of the construction site...


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