Monthly Archives: July 2014

Becoming Inactive & Rules for Independent Contractors

While we get set to celebrate our American Independence holiday this July 4th, our first inquiry raises an important question about ‘independent’ contractors you may have also used on your job. How can a contractor be sure he is working … Continue reading

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Foreign vs CA LLC, Business Names, LLC Liability Insurance Requirement

A ‘suspense’ thriller has a happy ending for this Limited Liability Company (LLC) that begins our contractor Q&A. We save time and money for a ‘General’ whose plan was defeated by a single word. Our final Q&A helps plot the … Continue reading

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Construction Manager, CSLB Complaints, JV Licensing and AZ Classification Changes 2014

Not a real earthquake like we experience in California, but contractors with Arizona licenses are being ‘shaken up’ about important changes in classifications. If you want to work over the border this may be a good time to get going … Continue reading

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“C-6″, Experience Credit, BQI for Qualifiers & Splitting Licenses

What you believe you know or think is right may not always be the case when it comes to contractor regulations. We often hear from contractors who heard a rumor or were given inaccurate or incorrect information by someone else. … Continue reading

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Disaster Bid Scams, Worker’s Compensation & NV Reciprocity

With the ‘Silver’ state in his sights, a ‘Golden’ state contractor will learn if his license number is a good bet in neighboring Nevada. The countdown is on for another contractor with concerns about his Worker’s Compensation coverage, and we … Continue reading

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What a “B” Can’t Do, CA Corporate Licensing & RME/RMO

Times are improving for contractors large and small, and almost everyone in-between!  The North State Building Industry Association held its first Trades Job Fair in seven years in Sacramento this month. Among the skilled trades being sought were licensed plumbing, … Continue reading

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Public Work Bids, AZ Reciprocity, Partnership Licensing and Low Voltage Electrical DOSH

A change in public works bids is coming, and yes, more paperwork is likely going to be required. We ‘power up’ an answer for a ‘low voltage’ question and help another contractor plan for retirement in another state… Q:  I am … Continue reading

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“C-23″, “C-51″, RMO, LLC Members vs Managers & SWIFT Justice

Q:  Your firm assisted us in getting set up with our “B”, “C-23” (Ornamental Metal), and “C-17” (Glazing) licenses.  We would now like to add the “C-51” (Structural Steel) to the license.  Our company is very diverse and sometimes gets … Continue reading

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