This law expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority with regard to the enforcement of judgments. For example, the law authorizes the Labor Commissioner to issue a lien on an employer’s property for amounts owed to an employee, such as unpaid wages, and other compensation, penalties, and interest. The law also provides that an owner, director, officer or managing agent of the employer may be held personally

People v. Roscoe, 169 Cal. App. 4th 829 (2008)

John and Ned Roscoe, officers, directors, and shareholders of a family company (The Customer Company) whose underground storage tank leaked over 3,000 gallons of gasoline into the ground, were found liable along with the company for $2,493,250 in civil penalties under the state’s “tank laws.” The Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment, holding that under

People v. Pacific Landmark, LLC, 129 Cal. App. 4th 1203 (2005)

The City of Los Angeles brought a red-light abatement action against the operators of a business and the owners of a strip mall where the business (an illegal massage parlor) was located. The trial court issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the operation of a massage parlor or house of prostitution. Ron Mavaddat contended

Reynolds v. Bement, 107 Cal. App. 4th 738 (2003)

In this class action lawsuit brought by shop managers and assistant shop managers of Earl Scheib, Inc., the managers asserted that the officers and directors of Earl Scheib were personally liable for unpaid overtime in that they were “employers” within the meaning of Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 9. The trial court sustained