Monthly Archives: January 2015

Exam Waivers, General “B”, “D-41, “D-63″ & “C-61″ Licensing

A Sunshine State contractor has a Golden State dream that is a coast-to-coast wakeup call on waivers.  First, a General contractor with another dream wants advice on how to obtain specialty licenses for his children’s future… Q:  I hold a … Continue reading

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Working for Cash, Application Credit & Changing Officers

Cash ‘under the table’ won’t be a benefit for anyone working in that scenario, whether you are the ‘employee’ or the contractor breaking the law. While most questions have a yes or no, in some cases the answer I give … Continue reading

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CSLB Sunset Review, Veteran’s Assistance, Worker’s Comp & Compliance Update

Will the California State Contractor’s Board go ‘dark’ next year?  It all depends on the Legislature’s decision based on the ‘highlights’ of accomplishments for contractors and consumers in California… In November, the CSLB delivered its “Sunset Review Report” to the … Continue reading

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SWIFT Justice, Underground Economy, Temporary Licenses & Unlicensed Advertising Rule

To keep consumers safe and squash unfair competition for contractors are two of the missions of the CSLB’s Enforcement Unit, better known as SWIFT. These agents scour the State of California looking for unlicensed individuals ‘acting’ as contractors to keep … Continue reading

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Generals, College Credits, NV Reciprocity & “B-2″ Rule

It might have been ‘either/or’ for our first contractor who will learn it’s really ‘neither/nor’ in his ‘General’ answer. An aspiring contractor discovers if his degree is experience enough for a license. We ‘renew’ the hopes of a contractor leaving … Continue reading

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DBA, Business Names, RME/RMO & Qualifier Disassociation Suspensions

Shakespeare offered good advice about names. While a rose may smell as sweet by any other name, for contractors the same may not be true of the description in your business name. When a license Qualifier leaves, going thru the … Continue reading

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Revoked & Joint Venture Licensing, “C-61″ and Self-Employed Experience Credit

One thing often leads to another, and in some cases automatic cancellation of your license! We ‘C’ ‘two’ another contractor’s problem with adding a class without testing, while a contractor who lost his license learns how to ‘build’ a case … Continue reading

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