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Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: NC General Contractor Changes to License Law

Title 21, Chapter 12 of the North Carolina Administrative Code, Section 12.0501, now requires the General Contractor’s License Number to be included “on all contracts, advertisements and licensee websites.” In order to comply...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Punchlist: The News We Didn’t Quite Get To – September 2018

Beginning this summer, the California Contractors State License Board(CSLB)began issuing "Letters of Admonishment" for serious violations that do not involve financial harm or serious illness or injury...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Boys (and Girls) of Summer: New Residential Solar Energy System Contracts Take Effect January 1, 2019

As we come to the end of Summer, the California Contractors State License Board advises licensees that it has finalized its Solar Energy System Disclosure Document. The Solar Energy System Disclosure Document, required under...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

CSLB “Fast Facts” for Online Home Improvement Marketplaces

As more and more online home improvement marketplaces like Angie’s List come online, questions have arisen as to whether such online marketplaces must hold a contractor’s license. The California Contractor’s State License...more

Stoel Rives -  Ahead of Schedule

California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) Issues FAST FACTS for Contractor Referral Businesses

There is no doubt that our national economy relies heavily on e-commerce. This is true with regard to contractors in California as well. As individuals and businesses look for quality builders, trades and services in the...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Attention D-40 Service Station Equipment Maintenance Contractors!

As many of you know, the California Contractors State License Board, in addition to issuing Class A General Engineering, Class B General Contractor, and Class C Specialty Contractor licenses, also issues several Class C-61...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

CSLB Word of the Day – “Fenestration”

SACRAMENTO – Californians will reach out to a contractor for installing new fenestration fixtures like windows, exterior doors, or skylights hoping to save energy in their home. But, in the case of low-rise residential...more

Snell & Wilmer

When Does a Contractor Legally Abandon a Construction Project?

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Lately, we’ve been spending more time as litigators pursuing and defending claims of abandonment against contractors. It has become apparent that abandonment is often misinterpreted in its legal meaning and effect. Here are...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

2018 California Construction Law Update

The California State Legislature introduced 2,495 bills during the first year of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Of these, 859 were signed into law....more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Unlicensed Contractor Shoots for the Stars . . . Sputters on Takeoff

Elon Musk . . . Eccentric engineer. Technology billionaire. And, now, litigation bad ass. Frequent readers of the California Construction Law Blog know that we’ve talked about the importance of being properly...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Construction and Infrastructure Update - July 2017

California’s New Public Works Claims Resolution Process - If you’re a public entity or contractor involved in public works construction, you should be aware of a new law that took effect this year establishing a new...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

The A, B and C’s of Contracting and Self-Performing Work Under California’s Contractor’s License Law

The California Contractors State License Board issues licenses in three general classifications: 1. Class A – General Engineering Contractors; 2. Class B – General Building Contractors; and 3. Class C – Specialty...more

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California Contractors State License Board To Discuss Legislative Developments May 19

This meeting will be open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise. Members of the public are permitted to address the Committee during the public comment session; however, the total time allocated for public...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

California’s Enforcement Chief David Fogt Is New Registrar of Contractors

The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) recently announced that current Enforcement Chief David R. Fogt will serve as the CSLB’s new Registrar of Contractors starting May 2. This promotion makes David Fogt the...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

CSLB Releases New Forms and Announces New Fees!

The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB”) has issued new application forms. Effective May 1, 2017, the CSLB will only accept forms with a revision date of October 2017 (Pro tip: see bottom of form to verify it...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

Cal CSLB Registrar of Contractors and Chief Deputy Registrar Announce Pending Retirement

On November 29, the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) issued an Industry Bulletin via email announcing that Cindi A. Christenson, the CSLB’s current Registrar of Contractors, will be retiring effective May 1,...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

They Did What? Fire Sprinkler Industry Stunned by North Carolina Legislature’s Mistake in Removing Licensing Board’s Authority to...

North Carolina’s legislature mistakenly removed the authority for the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors (“State Board”) to issue certain crucial industry licenses. On July 1, 2016,...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

CSLB’s Military Application Assistance Program

Who knew? I didn’t. Military Applicants, with Proper Forms, Move to Front of Line for Contractor License Processing - SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) salutes U.S. military personnel for their...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

AB 1793 Amends Requirements for Contractors to Establish Substantial Compliance With State Contractor Licensing Requirements

On August 30, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1793, which amends the requirements under Business & Professions Code § 7031 for a contractor to establish “substantial compliance” with state contractor licensing...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Shaken? Stirred? A Primer on License Bond Claims in California

Shaken? Stirred? A bit hot under the tuxedo collar perhaps? Maybe it’s time for a martini. Or two. When your project’s a mess, your contractor isn’t returning your calls, and you don’t have a license...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

CSLB Announces New Online Home Improvement Salespersons Registration Process

As we reported on earlier (as in last year) the California Contractors State License Board was in the process of revamping its Home Improvement Salesperson registration process following the enactment of Senate Bill 561. I...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Operation Underground Economy

The California Department of Insurance’s news release on its latest efforts to target the underground economy reminds me of some lines of Mission Impossible: “this is not mission difficult, Mr. Hunt. It’s mission impossible.”...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Punchlist: The News We Didn’t Quite Get To – May 2016

Punchlist: The News We Didn’t Quite Get To - If you're a solar contractor, make sure you don't get burned...more

Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

CSLB Joint Venture Licenses – Providing Contractors With The Means To Expand Their Businesses

California’s Business and Professions Code requires contractors to be licensed by the Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”). The CSLB issues licenses in 44 different classifications which are separated into three...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

One Very Good Reason to Make Sure Your Contractor is Licensed

I know how the thinking goes . . . Other than providing you with some marginal assurance that the work performed by your contractor (or subcontractor, in the case of general contractors) will be up to snuff, why do you...more

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