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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...

2013-12-05 20:22:28

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California construction contractors, the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) and heating, ventilating and air conditioning associations applaud the joint efforts of the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), City of Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration (LA-BCA) and Orange County District Attorney to aggressively investigate and prosecute construction fraud. Announced in...

2013-08-13 16:27:08

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC), representing hundreds of contractors, applauded yesterday's announcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to implement a mechanics' lien to recover nearly a quarter of a million dollars in unpaid wages for 31 construction workers at a Northern California project extending from January through May 2013. The joint efforts of the DIR and the...

2013-06-07 16:25:04

CALPASC Supports Commissioner in Putting Proper Incentives in Construction Contracting SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, the California Labor Commissioner's enforcement efforts are paying off - for state coffers and legitimate contractors - but not for general contractors and subcontractors who skirt the law. A press release issued on June 6, 2013, by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced yet another round of citations, this time totaling...

2013-05-09 16:29:37

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) recent announcement reminded prime contractors on public works projects about the consequences of hiring subcontractors who intentionally skirt the law by failing to pay prevailing wages. According to Christine Baker, Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), Labor Commissioner Julie Su "has reinvigorated public works enforcement in the state," resulting in three public works...

2013-04-23 16:25:56

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Industrial Relations released a press release on April 22 detailing the order requiring Icon Metal Works Inc., a Fontana-based company that willfully violated public works laws, to pay $129,562 in wages, $47,575 in prevailing wage fines and $28,700 in apprenticeship fines for work performed at California State University, Los Angeles. California Labor Commissioner Julie Su emphasized that the public works...

2012-10-09 15:26:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC), along with multiple construction associations, welcomed Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' announcement late last week that two more unscrupulous contractors, a father and daughter out of Kern County, have been convicted of felony counts for violating California's Insurance Code and Unemployment Insurance Code. Both Jerry Buffington, owner and President of Safehome,...

2012-08-02 10:28:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For months, the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) has been pushing for coordination of state agencies to clean up the underground economy. As reported earlier, the creation of the Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU), under the Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), focused on "raising the stakes for those who underpay, underbid and under-report in violation of the...

2012-06-27 06:26:41

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California contractors were sickened by the news in the recent California Department of Insurance (CDI) announcement on the arrest of the unscrupulous owners of A & F Engineering who allegedly committed insurance fraud and denied insurance benefits to an employee's family. As announced by Commissioner Dave Jones, A & F Engineering's employee, Jose Villanueva, was killed in a work-related accident. As a consequence of owners Allan and...

2012-05-24 10:25:13

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California's subcontractors knew industry fraud was growing and it would take a focused, coordinated effort among multiple parties to stop the bleeding, which is why they established the LEVEL Program. The May 22 announcement of charges against the owner of Southland Construction substantiates the purpose of the Program when agencies, such as the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), Department of Industrial Relations, Employment Development...