(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code or Section 340 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to collect a civil penalty, fee, or penalty fee under this division, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement shall commence an action within three years from the date the penalty or fee became final. Upon commencement of an action, the clerk of the superior court shall enter judgment immediately in conformity therewith.
(b) This section applies only to penalty assessments or fees that became final on or after the effective date of the act adding this section.
(c) For purposes of this section, “commence an action” means to file a request for entry of judgment on a civil penalty or fee with the clerk of the superior court of the relevant county.
(d) For purposes of this section, “final” means the time to appeal has expired and there is no appeal pending.
(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 655, Sec. 3. (AB 469) Effective January 1, 2012.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018