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2014-09-26 16:24:52

CALPASC Backs Agency Coordination And Stepped-Up Efforts SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The September 25 press release issued by the California Department of Industrial Relations and Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) demonstrates that cooperation among state and local agencies is a reliable weapon in catching contractors who knowingly commit fraud and coerce employees while cheating them and the state out of dollars that are rightfully theirs....

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...

2014-06-13 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...

2014-05-15 20:24:47

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Contractor's State License Board (CSLB) distributed a news release earlier this week about Nova Drywall Systems, Inc. (Nova), out of Vancouver, British Columbia, operating without a California contractor license on a large project in Southern California. CSLB issued fines of nearly $200,000 and ordered the subcontractor, whose contract is estimated at $5.5 million, to stop work on the project. Although the developer, Onni...

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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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