Improved targeting of violators and protecting law-abiding businesses from indiscriminate investigations were two other achievements Su cited in a labor and employment roundtable discussion yesterday at the California Chamber of Commerce.
The Labor Commissioner’s office is part of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). Su pointed out that the division is doing a better job of targeting violators since her appointment. In 2012, the Labor Commissioner’s office had the highest rate of civil penalty citations (80%) in the past decade (compared to an average citation rate of only 48% from 2002 to 2010).
“We don’t ever want to do an inspection of an employer who’s playing by the rules,” Commissioner Su said. “It’s not good for them, it’s not good for the state, it’s not good for the taxpayers and it doesn’t make any sense.”
To illustrate her point, Commissioner Su explained that her agency has discontinued random sweeps of workplaces. “Our measure of success is not the number of inspections that …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce