A person who is injured as a result of any violation of this chapter committed by a person required to obtain a permit pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 1706 may bring an action to recover damages or to restrain and enjoin a violation, or both. The amount of damages that may be awarded for a violation of this chapter is up to three times the damages actually incurred. A final judgment may be satisfied from the bond or deposit maintained by the Labor Commissioner, if any. A person bringing an action under this chapter who prevails shall be awarded reasonable attorney's fees and costs. The court may award punitive damages in addition to any other amounts if it determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the violation of this chapter was willful.
(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 634, Sec. 1.)