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Feb 11, 2015, 15:59 ET Employees' Actions Lead To Contractor's Conviction And Level The Playing Field

 Licensed electrical contractor Calvin Harris, of Harris Electric, was convicted of eight felony counts on February 9 for not paying employees...


Jan 12, 2015, 14:00 ET CALPASC Praises Tenacity Of Yolo County District Attorney In Pursuing High Profile Bad Actor

The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) applauds the Yolo County District Attorney for the relentless pursuit of...


Sep 02, 2014, 12:29 ET California's Law-Abiding Contractors Comment On Economic Roundtable Report On The Underground Economy In California Construction

The recently released Economic Roundtable Report, "Sinking Underground," confirms that the underground economy in California's construction...


Jun 26, 2014, 18:58 ET CALPASC Views Insurance Commissioner's Release As Warning To Rural Contractors - You Can't Escape The Law

This week's arrest of a plumbing contractor in Humboldt County revealed the reach of local and state agencies' efforts to expose and prosecute...


Jun 13, 2014, 17:31 ET CALPASC Commends The California Department of Insurance's Lead On Statewide Sweep For Fraudulent Contractors

 The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) applauds the California Department of Insurance (DIR) for...


May 15, 2014, 18:45 ET CALPASC Questions Possible Trend Of Canadian Developers Hiring Subcontractors Without Licenses

 The Contractor's State License Board (CSLB) distributed a news release earlier this week about Nova Drywall Systems, Inc. (Nova), out of...


Apr 24, 2014, 19:27 ET CALPASC Values Work Of Local District Attorney Offices In Leveling The Construction Playing Field

 The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office recently announced charges against the operators of two construction companies for felony...


Apr 14, 2014, 18:48 ET CALPASC And Law-Abiding Contractors Hail The Contractors State License Board And California Department Of Industrial Relations' Friday Announcement

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) distributed a press release last Friday,...


Mar 18, 2014, 19:08 ET CALPASC Commends Agencies' Continued Efforts To Bring Dishonest Contractors To Justice

The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) and the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced the unsealing of grand jury indictment...


Oct 29, 2013, 12:30 ET California Contractors And CALPASC View Insurance Commissioner's New Grant Program As Effective Tool To Fight Fraud

Two days after publicizing another conviction of a contractor committing workers' compensation insurance premium fraud, California Insurance...


Oct 17, 2013, 13:23 ET California Contractors React To Statewide Undercover Sting Operation

Contractors State License Board (CSLB) investigators recently carried out an undercover sting operation in six California counties where 75...


Oct 10, 2013, 13:43 ET CALPASC And Construction Industry Groups Salute Agency Cooperation For Yielding Fast Results

On October 9, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) announced the indictment of...


Aug 13, 2013, 15:57 ET California's Legitimate Contractors and CALPASC Encouraged As DIR Continues To "Lean" On Unlawful Contractors

The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC), representing hundreds of contractors, applauded yesterday's...


Jul 30, 2013, 13:32 ET California's Honest Contractors And CALPASC See Justice Served

Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas's July 29 announcement of the county's first prosecution for fraud related to public works...


May 09, 2013, 13:34 ET CALPASC Sees Commissioner's Announcement As "Warning" To Prime Contractors And Public Agencies That Hire Bad Subcontractors

 The Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) recent announcement reminded prime contractors on public works projects about the consequences...


Apr 25, 2013, 18:05 ET CALPASC Commends California Commissioner's Efforts To Protect The Public's Trust

The California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) April 25 press release (http://www.dir.ca.gov/mediaroom.html) announced settlements...


Apr 23, 2013, 13:39 ET CALPASC Responds To California Commissioner's Training For Investigators On Public Works Projects

  The California Department of Industrial Relations released a press release on April 22 detailing the order requiring Icon Metal Works...


Feb 05, 2013, 17:31 ET CALPASC And Construction Contractors Encouraged By Charges Against Pool Company

 Construction contractors across the state welcomed the February 1 announcement by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office on bringing...


Dec 10, 2012, 14:28 ET Construction-Employer Associations View Workers' Compensation Reform And Regulations As Part Of A "Double-Edged Sword" To Fight Fraud

 The passage of Senate Bill 863 (de Leon) overhauling California's workers' compensation system is seen by contractors throughout the state as...


Nov 08, 2012, 12:28 ET California Contractors Praise Labor Commissioner's Office For Getting At The "Root Of The Cause"

 Treating the symptom of a problem can sometimes be beneficial, but identifying the source or cause of the problem is even better. Law-abiding...


Nov 05, 2012, 12:08 ET Enforcement Agencies Find Millions Of Dollars In Construction Underground

 Earlier this year, California contractors applauded the creation of the Joint Enforcement Strike Force's (JESF) Construction Enforcement...


Oct 09, 2012, 16:45 ET California Contractors Congratulate CDI Fraud Division and San Joaquin Valley Premium Fraud Task Force

 The California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC), along with multiple construction associations, welcomed Insurance...


Sep 19, 2012, 12:05 ET CALPASC Views Workers' Comp Reform As "Dodging A Bullet" In Battle Against The Underground Economy

The Governor's signature on Senate Bill 863 (SB 863) caps off an enormous effort by employers and labor groups, including the California...


Aug 02, 2012, 15:01 ET CALPASC Continues Pushing For Investigative Clean-Up Of Construction Industry

For months, the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC) has been pushing for coordination of state agencies to clean...


Jun 27, 2012, 12:09 ET CALPASC Praises CDI's Work in Arresting Owners on Workers' Compensation Fraud

California contractors were sickened by the news in the recent California Department of Insurance (CDI) announcement on the arrest of the...