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Contractor RMOs for Hire

Contractor RMOs for Hire

The CSLB released their Winter 2015-16 newsletter last week. One article discussed contractor RMOs for hire. Section 7068.1 of the Business and Professions code states: …”responsible for exercising that direct supervision and control of his or her employer’s or principal’s construction operations to secure compliance with this chapter and the rules and regulations of the …

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What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board By Garret Murai, April 13, 2015 I questioned whether to even write this post. Because, of course, YOU would never find yourself hightailing it out of town  with the California Contractor’s State License Board (“CSLB”) sniffing down your tail pipes. Then again, mistaken identities …

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CSLB Summer Newsletter Part II

CSLB Summer Newsletter Part II

CSLB Summer Newsletter Part II, the analysis continues. The CSLB summer newsletter contained an article about RMO abuses. While the law does allow a qualifier to be an RMO on up to three corporate licenses at the same time, the qualifier needs to ensure that they are involved in every project done under those licenses. …

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Contractors State License Board Exams

Contractors State License Board Exams

Email exchange I had with Betsy Figueira on 3/28/2014 regarding the Contractors State License Board exams. Basically, I wanted to know how and why the CSLB is allowing applicants to take the CSLB exams when they are sending the applications to the investigation unit. The conversation went as follows: Update at the bottom. 4/4/14 License …

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CSLB Waiver Application

CSLB Waiver Application

Q. Under what law or regulation does the CSLB have the authority to state the last line of the third bullet point? A. None! Under what circumstances am I not required to take the examination? You are not required to take the examination if the qualifying individual meets one of the following requirements: You are …

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CSLB Application Denials and the Appeals Process

CSLB Application Denials and the Appeals Process

Let’s take a minute to discuss CSLB Application Denials and the Appeals Process. It’s a boring subject I know, but it’s good information to have if you find yourself stuck in the AIU vortex. If your application is denied by the Application Investigation Unit, Section 485 kicks in. § 485. Procedure upon denial Upon denial …

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Contractors State License Board Beefs Up Public Works Unit

Contractors State License Board Beefs Up Public Works Unit

Contractors State License Board Beefs Up Public Works Unit By Garret Murai, December 30, 2013 The California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) has announced that it’s beefing up its Public Works Unit to help ensure that contractors bidding and performing work on public works projects are complying with wage and worker’s compensation laws. The CSLB’s worker-focused …

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New Contractors License Law

New Contractors License Law

A new contractors license law goes into effect for 2014. With the new application experience verification process in full swing, many people who contact me are asking about using someone else to qualify their license. As I’ve stated in other posts, the law does allow this. But, with the new law listed below, you better …

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2014 California Construction Law Update

2014 California Construction Law Update

2014 California Construction Law Update by Garret Murai 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 Browns desk and 800 were signed into law.Looking back, 2013 could be called the year of the labor unions. Strong Democratic majorities controlled both …

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CSLB News Release

CSLB News Release

A CSLB News Release was issued today. It’s good to see the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) getting out and doing these stings. There were several of them that were bidding as B-General Building Contractors. I wonder if any of them have looked into, or attempted to get their license but couldn’t because of the new application …

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CSLB Application Investigation Unit

CSLB Application Investigation Unit

What you can expect when you are dealing with the CSLB Application Investigation Unit I received a call today from one of my readers. He told me that his application was sent to the Application Investigation Unit or AIU. He received the AIU letter just days before his test date. Fortunately, he made the correct …

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CSLB Qualifying Experience – Part 3

CSLB Qualifying Experience – Part 3

To continue in this series of posts, I will be discussing the CSLB Qualifying Experience outline and process. Part 3 Below are a set of powerpoint slides that were shown at the recent Contractors State License Board Licensing Committee Meeting held at the CSLB office in Sacramento on October 21, 2013. Along the way, I’ll …

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Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting

Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting

Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting California Blitz highlights serious risks consumers take when hiring unlicensed contractors SACRAMENTO – Seventy-five people may face criminal charges after being caught in six simultaneous statewide undercover sting operations conducted this week by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). Among those arrested during …

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Illegal Contractors Advertising on Internet Still Being Caught in Los Angeles Area CSLB Stings 6/20/13

Illegal Contractors Advertising on Internet Still Being Caught in Los Angeles Area CSLB Stings 6/20/13

SACRAMENTO – Three more illegal contractors were caught in a Rolling Hills Estates undercover sting operation just one month after the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) arrested eight individuals who were contracting without required state licenses and other legal infractions in the same location. CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) conducted the one-day sting in …

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