Posts Tagged ‘California underground economy’

Los Angeles employers should review employment applications and other hiring and employment documentation.

Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of locations across the state to educate business owners of their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety, labor […]

24 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

The LETF looks for companies paying their employees under the table.

Results Are In: State Agencies Target Underground Economy

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a coalition of government enforcement agencies under the direction of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), has released an end of the year review of its accomplishments. The LETF was created in 2012 to combat the underground economy. Businesses that operate in an “underground economy” may hire employees off […]

6 Jan 16 - Benefits, Compensation, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Task Force Cracks Down on Underground Economy, Targets Specified Industries

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) continues to target businesses that violate laws designed to protect workers and California’s economy. Since 2012, the LETF has assessed $4.2 million in wages due to workers, according to a recent report submitted to the California Legislature, and inspected nearly 4,300 businesses suspected of operating in the underground economy. […]

17 Mar 15 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

State Agencies Conduct Statewide Underground Economy Sweep

Last week, the California Department of Insurance led enforcement teams from five state agencies and several county district attorneys on a statewide sweep of more than 50 businesses in a variety of industries, such as construction, hotels, restaurants, car washes and auto repair shops. The statewide effort resulted in more than 80 citations, including five […]

2 Sep 14 - Record Retention, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »