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December 2008

  • December 30, 2008 IR#2008-76
    CA Labor Commissioner Files Suit to Close Down San Diego Carwash
  • December 23, 2008 IR#2008-75
    CA Labor Commissioner files $250,000 lawsuit for unpaid wage
  • December 23, 2008 IR#2008-74
    Cal/OSHA Cites Los Angeles Carwash Businesses for Unsafe Practices
  • December 22, 2008 IR#2008-73
    EEEC cites LA garment businesses for labor violations
  • December 18, 2008 IR#2008-72
    DIR Endorses Engineering Apprenticeship Program as Innovative Workforce Solution
  • December 15, 2008 IR#2008-71
    CA Labor Commissioners' decision upheld; $246,000 judgment entered
  • December 11, 2008 IR#2008-70
    EEEC issues $107,500 in penalties in Northern California Agriculture enforcement

November 2008

  • November 25, 2008 IR#2008-69
    Mervyns LLC in Default - Workers' Comp Benefits To Be Paid by SISF
  • November 19, 2008 IR#2008-68
    California Labor Commissioner secures $450,000 in unpaid wages for carwash workers
  • November 12, 2008 IR#2008-67
    Labor Commissioner Issues Fines of $267,600 during Statewide Enforcement Activity

October 2008

  • October 23, 2008 IR#2008-66
    DIR Applauds completion of California’s First Construction College
  • October 22, 2008 IR#2008-65
    California Construction College—First of its kind
  • October 20, 2008 IR#2008-64
    California Labor Commissioner cites construction firms in statewide enforcement sweep
  • October 18, 2008 IR#2008-63
    DIR Director Highlights the Need for Increasing California’s Skilled Workforce
  • October 8, 2008 IR#2008-62
    User-Friendly Aid for Heat Illness Training Available from DIR

September 2008

  • September 29, 2008 IR#2008-61
    Labor Commissioner Cites over $269,000 for Violations to Agriculture Businesses
  • September 26, 2008 IR#2008-60
    EEEC and Contractors State License Services offer free Construction Business Workshop
  • September 26, 2008 IR#2008-59
    Division of Apprenticeship Standards promotes career opportunities
  • September 16, 2008 IR#2008-58
    California Labor Commissioner Prevails in Constitutional Challenge to Talent Agency Act

August 2008

  • August 28, 2008 IR#2008-57
    Cal/OSHA Targets Areas for Compliance with Heat Illness Prevention Rules as Temperatures Soar
  • August. 27, 2008 IR#2008-56
    Merced Farm Labor Surrenders License to Labor Commissioner Days Before Revocation Hearing
  • August. 22, 2008 IR#2008-55
    Labor Commissioner Cites Northern California Carwashes $521,000 for Violations
  • August. 12, 2008 IR#2008-54
    Cal/OSHA Cites and Fines Farm Labor Contractor for Heat Illness Prevention Regulation Violations

July 2008

  • July. 28, 2008 IR#2008-53
    Cal/OSHA Presents Distinguished Voluntary Protection Program STAR Award to Morton Salt Facility in Newark
  • July 23, 2008 IR#2008-52
    Cal/OSHA Cites and Fines Farm Labor Contractor in Death of 17-Year-Old Farmworker
  • July 21, 2008 IR#2008-51
    Labor Commissioner cites Los Angeles Orange County carwashes over $350,000 for violations
  • July 15, 2008 IR#2008-50
    Heat Illness Prevention Outreach and Enforcement Intensify in 2008, Cal/OSHA Statistics Show
  • July 9, 2008 IR#2008-49
    DIR Partners with Agriculture Organizations to Conduct Heat Illness Training for Farm Labor Contractors
  • July 8, 2008 IR#2008-48
    Cal/OSHA stresses importance of taking precautions to prevent heat illnesses
  • July 8, 2008 IR#2008-47
    DIR Distributes Winning Teen Video Public Service Announcement to Theaters Statewide
  • July 3, 2008 IR#2008-46
    As another heat-wave looms in many California regions, Cal-OSHA reminds employers to provide training on heat illness prevention

June 2008

  • June 27, 2008 IR#2008-45
    Cal/OSHA issues workplace advisory for Northern California workers
  • June 26, 2008 IR#2008-44
    Labor Commissioner Bars Vallejo Contractor From Participating in Public Works Projects
  • June 26, 2008 IR#2008-43
    DIR Focuses on Workplace Safety for California Young Workers
  • June 20, 2008 IR#2008-42
    CA Labor Commissioner cites company for not providing lactation accommodation to employee
  • June 20, 2008 IR#2008-41
    Labor Commissioner and El Dorado District Attorney Collaborate in Motel Sweep
  • June 19, 2008 IR#2008-40
    Cal/OSHA Reminds ALL California Employers to Have a Heat Illness Prevention Program in Place
  • June 19, 2008 IR#2008-39
    Toyota North American Parts Center California Receives Cal/OSHA's Distinguished Voluntary Protection Program STAR Award
  • June 18, 2008 IR#2008-38
    Cal/OSHA and State Compenstion Insurance Fund co-host Heat Illness Prevention Workshop for Employers in Sacramento
  • June 18, 2008 IR#2008-37
    Cal/OSHA and State Compenstion Insurance Fund co-host Heat Illness Prevention Workshop for Employers in Salinas
  • June 13, 2008 IR#2008-36
    State Officials Issue Order to Prohibit Galt-based Farm Labor Contractor from Operating
  • June 12, 2008 IR#2008-35
    State Officials Issue Order to Prohibit Farm Labor Contractor From Operating
  • June 12, 2008 IR#2008-34
    Cal/OSHA and State Compenstion Insurance Fund co-host Heat Illness Prevention Workshop for Employers
  • June 11, 2008 IR#2008-33
    USG Interiors Inc. Receives Cal/OSHA's distinguished Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR Flag
  • June 6, 2008 IR#2008-32
    Location of EEEC FREE Agriculture Contractors and Employer Workshop Moved
  • June 6, 2008 IR#2008-31
    CALENDAR ITEM: EEEC and Contractors State License Services Offer Free Construction Business Workshop

May 2008

  • May 21, 2008 IR#2008-30
    Labor Commissioner Cites Construction Firms in Five Southern California Counties for Numerous Labor Law Violations
  • May 16, 2008 IR#2008-29
    EEEC Cites Los Angeles & Orange County Garment Manufacturers for Multiple Labor Law Violations
  • May 16, 2008 IR#2008-28
    Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers to Allow Workers to Acclimate During First Exposure to High Heat and Humidity
  • May 15, 2008 IR#2008-27
    DIR Launches Enforcement Program to Target Employers Who Fail to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • May 8, 2008 IR#2008-26
    EEEC and Contractors State License Services Offer Free Construction Business Workshop
  • May 6, 2008 IR#2008-25
    Labor Commissioner's Office Prohibits Martinez Contractor from Bidding on Public Works Contracts
  • May 2, 2008 IR#2008-24
    Man posing as state labor investigator sentenced to 16 months in prison
  • May 1, 2008 IR#2008-23
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Encourages Young Worker Safety Awareness

April 2008

  • April 28, 2008 IR#2008-22
    Governor Schwarzenegger proclaims April 28, 2008 Workers' Memorial Day
  • April 23, 2008 IR#2008-21
    CA Labor Commissioner Cites Riverside & San Bernardino Restaurants for Labor Violations
  • April 17, 2008 IR#2008-20
    Campaign to Recruit Apprentices to Help Build Infrastructure Projects Makes Central Valley Debut
  • April 15, 2008 IR#2008-19
    San Diego Auto Body Shops Cited for Widespread Labor Violations
March 2008
  • March 27, 2008 IR#2008-18
    Los Angeles Garment Manufacturers Cited by EEEC for Labor and Safety Violations
  • March 24, 2008 IR#2008-17
    Labor Commissioner Nails for Illegally Classifying Employees
  • March 24, 2008 IR#2008-16
    Labor Commissioner Nails Bay Area Salons for Illegally Classifying Employees
  • March 13, 2008 IR#2008-15
    Campaign to Recruit Apprentices for Infrastructure Projects makes Southern California debut
  • March 12, 2008 IR#2008-14
    Southern California Kickoff Campaign to Recruit Apprentices for Infrastructure Bond-Funded Public Works Projects
  • March 9, 2008 IR#2008-13
    Governor Helps Launch Campaign
  • March 3, 2008 IR#2008-12
    California Labor Commissioner Files Complaint Against New Orleans Based Janitorial Services Contractor

February 2008

  • February 26, 2008 IR#2008-11
    Labor Commissioner Cites Bay Area Garment Businesses for Labor Violations
  • February 26, 2008 IR#2008-10
    Labor Commissioner Cites Southern California Garment Businesses for Labor Violations
  • February 25, 2008 IR#2008-09
    Cal/OSHA Presents Voluntary Protection Program STAR Flag to Richlynn Contracting Co., Inc. in Ceremonies in Benicia
  • February 21, 2008 IR#2008-08
    Young Worker Leadership Academy teaches teens leadership skills in the workplace
  • February 21, 2008 IR#2008-07
    Media Advisory - EEEC and Contractors State License Services offer free Construction Business Workshop
  • February 13, 2008 IR#2008-06
    EEEC Cites Bay Area Pallet Manufacturers for Widespread Labor Violations
  • February 8, 2008 IR#2008-05
    Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
  • February 1, 2008 IR#2008-04
    EEEC issues citations to agricultural companies in Imperial & Riverside counties
  • February 1, 2008 IR#2008-03
    Cal/OSHA Awards STAR Flags to Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Hamilton Sundstrand Space, Land & Sea Rocketdyne for Their Exemplary Workplace Safety Programs

January 2008

  • January 25, 2008 IR#2008-02
    Labor Commissioner Educates California's Teens at Youth Conference
  • January 2, 2008 IR#2008-01
    EEEC joins Korean business community to discuss minimum wage increase and other labor issues