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CPSA Submits Comments on Proposed Building Ordinance

“Backyards consisting of a traditional grass play area and a swimming pool could be a thing of the past if the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance is enacted as proposed,” according to John Norwood, President of the California Pool and Spa Association. Last week the California Pool and Spa AssociationRead 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…

Court Ruling Denies Coverage for Subcontractor Negligence

A recent court ruling by a Federal District Court in Georgia has found that the insurance policy of a general contractor does not cover damage caused by the negligence of their subcontractor. The dispute arose when a swimming pool contractor filed a claim over the costs of damage they allegedRead the Rest…

Labor Contracting Bill Becomes Law

Aiming to reduce workplace labor violations, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation this past week that could potentially impose liability on businesses who utilize subcontractors.  Under Democratic Assembly Member Roger Hernandez’s AB 1897, California employers will now share joint liability for wage, hour and work condition violations with any contracting group theyRead 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…