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Email from a Client

Email from a Client

I received an email from a client who I have been helping since August of last year. As with many applications there are twists and turns, and special circumstances. All of which need to be dealt with in a certain way and handled in a particular timeline. This client had been registered on a license …

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Owner Builder Experience

Owner Builder Experience

In October of 2010 I wrote an article discussing owner builder experience. In that article I stated that owner builder experience was a red flag, so to speak. Well that was then, this is now. With the current processing systems in place at the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), ALL experience, including owner builder experience …

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The Not So Fine Print | California Construction Law Blog

The Not So Fine Print | California Construction Law Blog

The Not So Fine Print  By Garret Murai, January 29, 2014 It seems like there’s been a lot of labor law news lately. From the California Labor Commissioner’s crackdown on labor law violations this past year to new labor law-related legislation this year. And here’s another.In a decision decided last month, the California Court of Appeals for the …

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Is the CSLB creating a new Underground Economy?

Is the CSLB creating a new Underground Economy?

With the recent changes to the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) application processes, they may be inadvertently creating a new underground economy. Earlier this year they began asking nearly all applicants, if not all, for the A-General Engineering, B-General Building, C-10 Electrician, and C-36 Plumber classifications for additional proof of their experience. They have been …

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