Not to be a nag, but just a reminder that in addition to all the new laws, new regulations will also go into effect in 2014…more
Approximately 2,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Of these, 896 bills made it to Governor Brown’s desk and 800 were signed into law…more
If you’re involved in public works projects you know that direct contractors are required to furnish payment bonds on public works projects exceeding $25,000. Specifically, Civil Code section 9550 provides that “[a] direct…more
Earlier, I wrote a post on What You Need to Know About Obtaining a Contractor’s License in California. This post focuses on what you need to know about maintaining your contractor’s license in California. As with my earlier…more
As you get ready for the ghouls and goblins who will descend on your neighborhood this week, here are a few Halloween greetingsHalloween construction facts:
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without haunted houses. It is…more
For those of you who are licensed contractors in California, or if you’re thinking about getting a contractor’s license in California, you know that you need a “qualifying individual” in order to maintain or obtain a license. A…more
It’s fairly common, particularly for new developments on previously undeveloped property, for public entities to require that the developer agree to construct, install or pay for improvements such as roads, sewage, storm water,…more
The California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) is warning contractors that it’s stepping up its CSLB enforcement activities against contractors who excavate without permits. Under the law, contractors are required to…more
My son recently joined the Cub Scouts. It brings back memories of my time as a Scout 25 years ago.
Some of my best memories (and stories) are from when I was a Scout. Scouts then, as it still is now, wasn’t a particularly…more
In HM DG, Inc. v. Amini, Case No. B242540 (September 20, 2013), general contractor HM DG, Inc. (“HMDG”) sued homeowners Farzad Etemad Amini and Pouneh Beizai in the Superior Court after they weren’t paid.
This past week, backed by a small army of construction apprentice program students in green hard hats, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation which will increase California’s minimum wage from its current $8 to $9 per hour…more
In 2002, the California State Legislature enacted S.B. 800 also known as the “Right to Repair Act” (Civil Code sections 895 et seq.).
SB 800, which applies to newly constructed single-family residences sold after January…more
To perform work on most construction projects in California you need to be a licensed by the California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”).
The CSLB publishes a helpful guide on becoming a licensed contractor –…more
For many, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of Summer as kids head back to school and thoughts begin turn to the upcoming holidays.
Labor Day, which takes place on the first Monday in September, is celebrated in…more
Construction is back!
But downward price pressures continue.
And, if you work on California public works projects, you know that shopping for that lowest price has its limitations…more
This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.