The California Labor Commission, also known as the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, which is a division of the Department of Industrial Relations, is “reinvigorating” its enforcement actions against public contractors that try to dodge the state’s wage and labor laws. Recently, the Commission issued orders and hefty fines to nine contractors for violations totaling over

Are Oregon contractors liable on a per-employee basis for failing to comply with OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) and training requirements? Under a new administrative order issued by Oregon OSHA, the answer is yes.

Under this order, Oregon OSHA adopted a federal OSHA rule clarifying that employers are liable for violations on a per-employee

In a case of first impression, the Second Appellate District Court of California recently considered whether an entity that provided construction management services to a private owner was required to be licensed under California’s Contractor’s State Licensing Law. (The Fifth Day, LLC v. Bolotin (2009) 172 Cal.App.4th 939.) The Court’s response was a surprising