1. What General Contractors Can and Can’t Do

    General building contractors usually oversee projects and coordinate the specific licensed subcontractors for a job. Specialty or subcontractors are usually hired to perform a single job. For example, if you want only roofing or plumbing work, you may want to hire a contractor licensed in that parti…Read More

  2. Good News for Orange County Contractors

    The chances of a contractor recovering attorneys fees on a public works project got better. The appellate court ruled in Mepco Services Inc. v. Saddleback Valley Unified School District (2010) 189 Cal. App. 4th 1027 in a public works project where a contractor must provide a performance bond under t…Read More

  3. Warning to Contractors with Their Licenses Suspended or Revoked

    SACRAMENTO - A former licensed contractor whose state license was taken away in 2010 was sentenced to four years felony probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine to the Workers' Compensation Fraud Account administered by the California Department of Insurance. The May 5, 2011 sentencing of Brian Gr…Read More

  4. Is E-Verify Going to be Required State Wide?

    California contractors should be aware that while the state of California doe not require the use of the federal government's E-Verify Program yet, several California cities do. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows contractors and other businesses to determine the eligibility of their em…Read More