Article 9. Penalty Assessments of California Unemployment Insurance Code >> Division 1. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 7. >> Article 9.
(a) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of
Industrial Relations may enter into an agreement with the department
that provides for the transfer of all or part of the responsibility
from the Department of Industrial Relations, or any office or
division within that department, to the department for the collection
of penalty assessments including, but not limited to, delinquent
fees, wages, penalties, judgments, assessments, costs, citations,
debts, and any interest thereon, arising out of the enforcement of
any law within the jurisdiction of the Department of Industrial
Relations or any office or division within. The agreement shall
specify the terms under which those items and interest shall become
subject to collection by the department.
(2) The agreement shall also prescribe a procedure for the
Department of Industrial Relations to reimburse the department for
the costs of collection, and provide that the amount of any
reimbursement shall not exceed the actual costs of collection,
including court costs and reasonable attorney's fees. Wherever
possible the collection costs shall be borne by the debtor.
(b) For amounts referred for collection under subdivision (a),
interest shall accrue at the adjusted annual rate and by the method
established pursuant to Section 685.010 of the Code of Civil
Procedure from and after the date of notice until paid.
(c) Amounts referred for collection under subdivision (a) shall be
treated as final liabilities and due and payable to the State of
California and may be collected from the debtor by the department in
any manner authorized under the law for collection of any amount
imposed under this division. Any information, information sources,
enforcement remedies, and capabilities available to the Department of
Industrial Relations shall be available to the department to be used
in conjunction with, or independent of, the information, information
sources, remedies, and capabilities available to the department for
purposes of administering this code.
(d) The provisions of Article 8 (commencing with Section 1870) and
Section 1110.1 shall not apply to amounts referred for collection
under subdivision (a).