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December 2011

  • December 30, 2011 IR#2011-29
    Department of Industrial Relations highlights new laws slated to take effect in 2012
  • December 28, 2011 IR#2011-28
    DIR launches new Labor Enforcement Task Force to battle California's underground economy
  • December 12, 2011 IR#2011-27
    DIR establishes special unit to monitor labor standards on California's public works projects
  • December 6, 2011 IR#2011-26
    CA Labor Commissioner donates warm coats and other confiscated clothing valued over $15,000

November 2011

  • November 29, 2011 IR#2011-25
    CA Labor Commissioner reaches settlement of over $580,000 in ZipRealty wage case
  • November 17, 2011 IR#2011-24
    California Labor Commissioner Issues Additional $616,250 Citation in Riverside County Warehouse Case
  • November 4, 2011 IR#2011-23
    Labor Commissioner addresses misleading business solicitations
    from the “California Labor Compliance Bureau”
  • November 3, 2011 IR#2011-22
    California Labor Commissioner reaches $726,063 settlement with 84 Lumber Company

October 2011

  • October 28, 2011 IR#2011-21
    Cal/OSHA Investigates Recycling Firm Following Two Worker's Deaths
  • October 20, 2011 IR#2011-20
    DIR Implements New Regulations Increasing Oversight of Self Insurance
  • October 12, 2011 IR#2011-19
    California Labor Commissioner Issues Citations for Numerous Labor Law Violations at a Riverside County Warehouse

September 2011

  • September 26, 2011 IR#2011-18
    CA Labor Commissioner files $17 million suit against ZipRealty for minimum wages

August 2011

  • August 1, 2011 IR#2011-17
    California Labor Commissioner Announces Online Payment System

July 2011

  • July 21, 2011 IR#2011-16
    Cal/OSHA fines prominent pharmaceutical firm $371,000 for safety violations leading to worker fatality
  • July 20, 2011 IR#2011-15
    DIR makes available $3 million for State Registered Apprenticeship Programs

June 2011

  • June 30, 2011 IR#2011-14
    Cal/OSHA continues enforcement of heat illness prevention requirements
  • June 21, 2011 IR#2011-13
    Cal/OSHA enforcing heat illness prevention as heat spikes across the state

May 2011

  • May 23, 2011 IR#2011-12
    Cal/OSHA referral to DA leads to conviction of Roofing contractor and foreman
  • May 17, 2011 IR#2011-11
    Cal/OSHA fines contractor over $235,000 for willful safety violations leading to flash fire
  • May 16, 2011 IR#2011-10
    California Labor Commissioner highlights labor rights and safety for young workers at Pasadena High School

April 2011

  • April 28, 2011 IR#2011-09
    DIR’s tribute to fallen workers and commitment to workplace safety - Recognizing Workers’ Memorial Day
  • April 25, 2011 IR#2011-08
    Mainstay Business Solutions workers' comp clients must secure another insurer - Mainstay decertified as a self insurer
  • April 13, 2011 IR#2011-07
    OSHA issues hazard alert and Cal/OSHA completes investigation of formaldehyde content in hair smoothing products

March 2011

  • March 29, 2011 IR#2011-06
    Cal/OSHA reduces heat related fatalities and gains employer compliance through training
  • March 24, 2011 IR#2011-05
    California launches nations' first organic farming apprenticeship program
  • March 17, 2011 IR#2011-04
    DIR Establishes California's First Green Apprenticeship Occupation
  • March 14, 2011 IR#2011-03
    DIR Debars and Fines Marin Contractor $512,700 for Public Works Violations

January 2011

  • January 31, 2011 IR#2011-02
    Reminder to employers to post work-related injury and illness summary
  • January 20, 2011 IR#2011-01
    Green technology training criteria adopted for construction apprentice