Article 6. Civil Action of California Unemployment Insurance Code >> Division 1. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 7. >> Article 6.

No injunction or writ of mandate or other legal or equitable process shall issue in any suit, action or proceeding, in any court against this State or against any officer thereof to prevent or enjoin the collection of any contribution sought to be collected under this division.
In addition to any other tax administration and collection procedures authorized in this division, the director may bring an action in the courts of this or any other state or of the United States, in the name of the State of California, to administer the provisions of, and to collect the amount of any delinquent contributions or taxes, together with penalties and interest, due under this code. No such action shall be commenced later than:
  (a) Three years after the date on which any amount due on a return or report filed by an employing unit or on an assessment made by the director becomes delinquent.
  (b) Ten years after:
  (1) The date on which a judgment is last entered under Article 5 of this chapter.
  (2) The date on which a notice of state tax lien is last recorded or filed under Section 7171 of the Government Code.
The courts of this State shall give preference on their calendar to any civil action brought by or against the director over all other civil litigation except equity cases, cases involving extraordinary writs, or summary proceedings.
In any civil action brought by or against the director a certificate under oath by the director or his authorized agent showing the delinquency shall be prima facie evidence of the levy of the contributions, of the delinquency of the amounts set forth, and of the compliance by the director with all the provisions of this division relating to the computation and levy of the amounts.
(a) A civil action may be commenced at the request of the director in the name of the State of California to enjoin any individual or entity from conduct that, by solicitation, sale, or advertising, is inducing or otherwise attempting to persuade employers or employees, or potential employers or employees, to violate this code or to otherwise attempt to evade contributions or taxes provided for under this code by scheme, device, or similar activity. Any action under this section shall be brought in the Superior Court of the County of Sacramento or in the superior court of the county in which that individual or entity resides, has its principal place of business, or has engaged in conduct subject to penalty under this code.
  (b) In any action under subdivision (a), the court may enjoin the person from engaging in the conduct or in any other activity specified in subdivision (a), if the court finds both of the following:
  (1) That the person has engaged in any conduct specified in subdivision (a).
  (2) That injunctive relief is appropriate to prevent recurrence of that conduct.
  (c) For purposes of the civil action referred to in subdivisions (a) and (b), the court may issue without bond, a temporary restraining order upon the filing of a statement, certified by the director, which contains both of the following:
  (1) That a determination has been made that the individual or entity is engaging in conduct described in subdivision (a), accompanied by a detailed description of the reasons for the determination.
  (2) That the activity of the individual or entity will result in the nonpayment of contributions or taxes required under this code and that the contributions or taxes would be otherwise payable.
  (d) The director shall provide the court clerk with an exact copy of the certified statement upon filing, which copy will be endorsed or certified by the court clerk and returned to the director, along with a certified copy of the court's order. From the time of service of the endorsed or certified copy of the statement and order, that individual or entity shall be temporarily restrained from the activity set forth in the statement. That temporary restraining order will continue in effect unless dissolved after a hearing on a preliminary injunction in the Superior Court of Sacramento County or the county in which the individual or entity resides, has its place of business, or has engaged in the conduct specified in the statement. That hearing or preliminary injunction shall be held under the rules of the superior court.