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CPSA Requests Governor Veto Contractor Liability Bill

This week, the California Pool and Spa Association submitted comments to Governor Jerry Brown registering our opposition to AB 1701. The CPSA is part of a coalition organized by the California Building Industry Association that contains 66 other groups composed of contractors and members of the business community that alsoRead the Rest…

Regulations Frustrate Small Business Owners – More on the Way

Frustration has been growing in the small business community over the increasing number of laws and regulations that must be complied with in California. The number of regulations has ballooned in recent years, leaving small business owners struggling to keep up and living under a cloud of potential lawsuits ifRead the Rest…

Contracting State License Board to Consider Increased Penalties and Other Actions

As part of the Contractors State Licensing Board 2016-2018 Strategic Plan Update, the CSLB intends to research increased penalties for predatory business practices, misrepresentation of services, or need of services. This analysis will be completed next month. The Strategic Plan also calls for reviewing home improvement contract provisions, including identifyingRead the Rest…

Fraudulent Contractor Convicted to Long Term Prison Sentence

After a six year long investigation and a concentrated effort by the staff of the Contractors State License Board a notorious fraudster has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term. George Joseph Stanley was sentenced this month to an eleven year term in state prison at the Deuel Vocational InstitutionRead the Rest…

CPSA Newsletter – November

The November edition of the CPSA newsletter gives a recap for our members of the year’s legislative issues affecting the industry, gives an important recall notice, and alerts contractors to a recent change in coverage regarding work with subcontractors. This newsletter is also available to read and download as aRead the Rest…

Independent Contractor or Day Laborer? What’s the Correct Employee Classification?

Properly reporting employee payroll taxes to state departments is crucial for contractors to avoid accidentally misclassifying staff and subjecting their business to penalties and fines. The Employment Development Department provides free classroom style and online presentations to help contractors learn the ropes of state employer reporting and employee classification laws.Read the Rest…