Spring 2015       |      Cindi A. Christenson, Registrar      |      Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor


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Away From a Construction Site? Leave Contact Info with Your Crew

Project supervisors or prime contractors who find they need to be away from an active construction site should at least leave a business card with employees to identify the company, contractor license number, and a telephone number where a responsible party can be reached.

State compliance investigators regularly conduct "sweeps" of active construction sites around the state to verify that all licensing, workers' compensation insurance, employment, and safety laws are being followed. Many times, CSLB and its partner state agencies roll up to construction sites and find that there's no one in authority to answer questions. Instead, they encounter employees who claim they don't know the name of their employer. Investigators then are forced to revisit the site and take extra time tracking down the contractor.

As a member of the state's Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), CSLB and its partnering agencies – the Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOSHA) and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and Employment Development Department – diligently check job sites to help curb California's underground economy. If a team can quickly determine that your job site is in compliance by contacting you more quickly, it can spend more time addressing violators.

In 2014, LETF conducted 613 inspections of active job sites and found 512, or 84 percent, out of compliance with state license, labor, tax, health, safety, or insurance regulations.

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