1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Whose Contractors License is it?

    A general contractor and owner entered a contract for repairs to the build­ing. The work orders listed a contractor's license number. The owner ter­minated the contract after making partial payments, and then refused to make any further payments because the owner claimed the contractor's license w…Read More

  6. When the Plans are Wrong Who Pays?

    A General Contractor who performed construction work for a school district was held to be entitled to recover the cost of changes necessitated by errors in the plans despite the lack of a written change order. The Court held that because the school district supplied the contractor with misleading pl…Read More

  7. Don’t Lose Your Lawsuit For Failure to Prove You are Licensed

    When you file a lawsuit in California claiming you are a license contractor be ready to prove it at trial or lose. Business & Professions Code Section 7031(d) requires that you prove you were licensed at all relevate times during the contract you are trying to collect on and in the category of l…Read More

  8. California Supreme Court Rules on Meal and Rest Periods

    California employers got an unexpected gift from the California Supreme Court today when it ruled on Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court Case number S166350. In this labor case the Court ruled, affirming the Appellate Court, that while employers have a duty to provide workers with meal and re…Read More