On May 14, 2020, PCL Construction, Inc. (PCL), announced a data security incident involving confidential employee information.
PCL, the eighth largest contracting organization in the United States, was informed by a third-party vendor that assists with payroll operations, that an unauthorized actor accessed the vendor’s database that stores the personal information of current and former PCL employees. Compromised information may include:
Although PCL does not identify a vendor in the notice, it is possible that the data breach is related to a recent PaperlessPay Corp. incident that also occurred on February 18, 2020. The PaperlessPay security breach was discovered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when they found clients’ employee data for sale on the dark web. PaperlessPay provides electronic paystubs under the product names my-eStub.com and PPCStubs.com for the staff of hospitals, utility providers, and other employers.
PCL employs 4,000 full-time salaried staff and 10,000 hourly tradespeople. It is unknown how many current and past employees were affected by the security incident.
Founded in Canada, PCL is a group of independent construction companies owned by employee shareholders across the United States, Canada, and Australia. The diversified general contractor has an estimated $7 billion USD annual construction volume and is involved with more than 1,000 projects at any one time, including office towers, residential condominiums, retail outlets, and bridge construction. The company’s California locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
If you are a current or past employee of PCL Construction, Inc. and have received a NOTICE OF POTENTIAL INFORMATION SECURITY INCIDENT, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possible legal options.