CDI leads multi-state task force in statewide underground economy sweep

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A multi-agency task force, consisting of more than 100 detectives and investigators focused on curbing California’s underground economy, conducted a sweep across major metropolitan areas statewide issuing more than 60 citations for various violations and six work stop-orders.

Violations found among the nearly 100 businesses contacted included no workers’ compensation insurance, no valid contractor’s license, serious safety violations cited by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, including one with an estimated $20,000 regulatory fine. The Contractors State License Board found six violations, ranging from advertising to safety issues. The Employment Development Department identified 15 possible administrative violations.

“California’s underground economy results in a multi-billion dollar hit to California’s economy,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. “This fraudulent activity hurts legitimate businesses that play by the rules. The coordinated effort of this multi-agency task force is an ongoing effort to level the playing field by putting a stop to the illegal activities of business owners that cheat the system at the expense of law abiding businesses and consumers.”

Information and leads regarding illegal activity often come from the business community. If you are aware of or have any information regarding a contractor or business operating without the proper insurance or anyone who has committed workers’ compensation fraud you are encouraged to call our hotline at 1-800-927-HELP.

Source: CDI

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