(b) The employee(s), labor union, or Joint Labor-Management Committee, or apprenticeship program (joint or unilateral) who filed the formal complaint which led the Chief DAS to issue the Determination of civil penalty or debarment shall be permitted to intervene in a pending review filed by the Affected Contractor, Subcontractor, or Responsible Officer from the Determination of civil penalty or debarment in question; provided that, intervention is sought at or before the first prehearing conference held pursuant to Rule 31 [Section 232.31] below and there is no good cause to deny the request. Thereafter, any request to intervene by such employee(s), labor union, or Joint Labor-Management Committee or apprenticeship program shall be treated as a motion for permissive participation as an interested Person under subpart (d) of this Rule.
(c) Any other Person may move to participate as an interested Person in a proceeding in which that Person claims a substantial interest in the issues or underlying controversy and in which that Person's participation is likely to assist and not hinder or protract the hearing and determination of the case by the Hearing Officer and the Administrator. Interested Persons who are permitted to participate under this Rule shall not be regarded as Parties to the proceeding for any purpose, but may be provided notices and the opportunity to present arguments under such terms as the Hearing Officer deems appropriate.
(d) Rights to intervene or participate as an interested Person are only in accordance with this Rule. Intervention or permissive participation under this Rule shall not expand the scope of issues under review nor shall it extend any rights or interests which have been forfeited as a result of an Affected Contractor, Subcontractor, or Responsible Officer's own failure to file a timely Request for Review. The Hearing Officer may impose conditions on an intervenor's or other interested Person's participation in the proceeding, including but not limited to those conditions specified in Government Code §11440.50(c).
(e) No Person shall be required to seek intervention in a review proceeding as a condition for pursuing any other remedy available to that Person for the enforcement of the public works apprenticeship requirements of section 1777.5 of the Labor Code.
Authority cited: Section 1777.7, Labor Code. Reference: Section 1777.7, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 7-29-2004; operative 8-28-2004 (Register 2004, No. 31)
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