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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…

December 2014 CPSA Newsletter

The December edition of the CPSA newsletter is here! Inside you’ll find some detailed information about the usage of water in different areas of California, tips on how to protect yourself from fraudulent or unlicensed contractors, and a first look at some new promotional materials for hot tub owners andRead 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…

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…

CSLB to Sponsor Two Bills in 2013

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is sponsoring two pieces of the legislation this year that will improve the board’s ability to pursue legal and administrative recourse against violators of the Business and Professions code. Specifically, CSLB wants to amend Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 7068.1 and Section 7027.3.Read the Rest…

SPEC is Achieving Early Success This Legislative Session

With the legislative session well under way; SPEC has already seen a number of successes.  In both the Assembly and the Senate, bills keyed “fiscal” have to be out of their policy committees by Friday May 3rd.  Non-fiscal bills have to be out of their policy committee by May 10th. Read the Rest…