California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) is a combination of State and local agencies to fight illegally working companies. LETF pays close attention to high-risk industries that are known to abuse the rights of low wage workers such as car wash, restaurant, manufacturing, roofing, construction, farming and auto repair businesses.
In August this year LETF found four safety violations while conducting inspections. While inspecting a roofing company in San Diego, at least four employees were found working near the edge of a four-story building’s roof without any fall protection gear. They were at a height of at least 50 feet above ground level, and if a fall would have occurred, death would have been imminent. This same company was fined $800 in 2008 after an accident where a roofer cut his hand with a high-pressure spray gun.
For more information about California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) and on the underground working class please visit the LETF home page. The LETF website also has links to educational materials to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities