LOS ANGELES – A Huntington Beach employer is alleged to have failed to pay contributions to union group funds.

Trustees of the Southern California Pipe Trades Health and Welfare Trust Fund, trustees of the Southern California Pipe Trades Pensioners and Surviving Spouses Health Fund, et al. filed a complaint on May 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Tricor Mechanical Inc. alleging that the employer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Labor Management Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant submitted monthly reports from January to December 2016 and from January to April 2017, but failed to pay the contributions. The plaintiffs hold Tricor Mechanical Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to make contributions and failed to submit to an audit.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant for unpaid fringe benefit contributions, liquidated damages, interest, attorneys’ fees, costs of suit and such other additional, just and proper relief. They are represented by Matthew T. Bechtel of Laquer Urban Clifford & Hodge LLP in Pasadena.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:17-cv-00862

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