‘Underground Economy’ Hotline

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) announces a public hotline for workers and employers to report “documented complaints” or provide enforcement tips. The number is 855-297-5322. LETF is the successor … Read More »

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DOSH Hiring Freeze Starting to Thaw

OAKLAND – The great Cal/OSHA hiring freeze, brought on by California’s ongoing budget catastrophe, is starting to melt. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has received authorization to … Read More »

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JAIME R. ORTEGA DBA ORTEGA’S AUTOBODY & TOWING

38 COR 40-6585 [¶ 21,826] JURISDICTION – EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP LAB. § 6304.1(a) (2011) – The Division had jurisdiction over Employer, who qualified as an “employer.” The violations, their classifications, abatement … Read More »

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ADVANCED COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION, INC.

38 COR 40-6572 [¶ 21,812] FINANCIAL HARDSHIP – EMPLOYER OUT OF BUSINESS Employer was no longer in business and had no intention of resuming business. Thus, all penalties were eliminated. … Read More »

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THE CLOTHES LINE

38 COR 40-6557 [¶ 21,796] FINANCIAL HARDSHIP – EMPLOYER OUT OF BUSINESS Employer was no longer in business and had no intention of resuming business. Thus, no purpose of the … Read More »

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SONORA PALLETS

37 COR 40-6463 [¶ 21,697] FOURTH AMENDMENT – CONSENT TO INSPECTION A warrantless search was conducted with the consent of Employer. Thus, Employer’s Fourth Amendment rights were not violated. Summary … Read More »

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JJALL, LLC.

37 COR 40-6454 [¶ 21,686] AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS – HAND-HELD TOOLS Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3456(b) (2010) – Employer’s employees were exposed to the hazard of weeding with short-handled … Read More »

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