1. Liability for Company When Outsourcing Labor Contracting

    California Labor Code Section 2810.3 took effect January 1, 2015 and makes certain businesses jointly liable with labor ready outsourcers of labor for wage and workers compensation violations. If your company is outsourcing its labor needs through an employment agency or labor ready company the new …Read More

  2. Do you have an IIPP?

    If you are a California employer you need to have an IIPP! What is an IIPP, it is an Illness, Injury Prevention Plan. Cal/OSHA requires that every employer have such a plan containing 8 parts, Responsibility, Compliance, Communication, Hazard Assessment, Accident/Exposure Investigation, Hazard Corre…Read More

  3. Public Works Bidder Remedy

    In the February 205 case of Roy Allan Slurry Seal, Inc. v. American Asphalt South, Inc., 2015 Cal App Lexis 264 the Court of Appeals took on the question of whether a second-placed bidder on a public works job can state a cause of action for intentional interference with prospective economic advanta…Read More

  4. Beware of Subordination Agreements

    The case of Moorefield Construction, Inc. v. Intervest-Morgage Investment Company decided in September 2014, held that despite the priority mechanics' lien rights provided for by statute a general contractor could waive its mechanics' lien rights through signing a subordination agreement with the co…Read More

  5. Paid Sick Time

    California Labor Code Section 2810.5 takes effect July 1, 2015 and requires all employers in California to grant to all non-exempt employees who have worked for more than 30 days in any calendar year to paid sick days. The law requires that employees must accrue paid sick leave at no less than one h…Read More

  6. Fraudulent Use of License

    CSLB can now take administrative action against any licensed or unlicensed contractor who commits violations related to the fraudulent use of a contractor license. Business and Professions Code Section 7114 prohibits aiding or abetting an unlicensed person to evade the provisions of the licensing la…Read More

  7. Discipline of Qualifiers

    CSLB can now discipline a qualifier and the licensed entity they are qualifying for when the qualifier is not actively involved in construction activities of the license they are representing. In addition to administrative penalties, the individual falsely serving as a qualifier on the license can b…Read More

  8. RMO or RME – your license and liability are on the line!

    If you are the qualifying member of a construction business, you and your licenses will be held accountable for all activity and any violations committed by other members of the license. As the Responsible Managing Officer (RMO), Responsible Managing Employee (RME), or Qualifying Partner for a contr…Read More

  9. RME or RMO Do You Need to Post a Bond?

    A bond of Qualifying Individual is required if the license is qualified by a Responsible Managing Empolyee (RME). The bond is in addition to the bond for the license. A bond is required for a Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) if the officer does not own at least ten percent (10%) or more of the vot…Read More