1. Public Works Bidding – Registration Required

    Registered contractors who fail to renew by July 1, 2016 but continue working on public works after that date will be subject to late fees and potential penalties. Contractors must be registered with DIR before bidding, being awarded or performing work on public works projects in California. DIR reg…Read More

  2. RMO or RME the R stands for Responsible!

    All state contractor's licenses issued to a company in California require a qualifying individual who has demonstrated his or her knowledge and experience and hold a license. Qualifiers of companies must exercise direct supervision and control of construction operations. If the qualifier is absent a…Read More

  3. Before you withhold payment on a Public Works Project

    The Court in East West Bank v. Rio School District dealt with withholding payments on a public works project. The court dealt with the Prompt Pay Statute Public Contract Code Section 7107. The Court dealt with a contractor who was awarded a $7 million plus contract for the Rio School District. It su…Read More

  4. New Sick Leave Law July 1, 2015

    The new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect July 1, 2015 requiring that you not only provide sick leave if you do not already but place new posters in employee areas and accrue the sick leave on the employees pay stub. The Labor Board can answer many of your questions. Review this carefully…Read More

  5. Public Works Registration

    From June 20, 2014 all contractors on public works must be registered and furnish certified payroll records to the labor Commissioner until the project is complete. On or after March 1, 2015 the law requires that only registered contractors and subcontractors be listed on bids. On or after April 1, …Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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