News: February 2018

GSBE Weekly Update 02/28/2018
GSBE Golden State Builders Exchanges

SB 825 State prisons: pre-apprenticeship program SB 825, as amended, Beall. State prisons: pre-apprenticeship program. (1) Existing law establishes a system of state prisons under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Existing law authorizes the department to institute various programs for inmates, … read more

Capitol Connection #1066
California Capitol Building.Shasta Builders Exchange. Photo by Jeff Turner

As the contractor’s licensing expert, I get all kinds of questions. Many are simple, straightforward issues with easy to understand answers. Some are complex, multi-layered ‘regulation’ cakes that require answers one slice at a time! Let’s cut to the chase… Q:  I am a Sole Owner … read more

Do you Have to Cancel a Mechanics Lien, or Will It Expire?
Cancel or Expired Mechanics Lien

This article, “Do you Have to Cancel a Mechanics Lien, or Will It Expire?“ was written by Peter Menge and reproduced here courtesy of zlien. Don’t forget to visit the Shasta Builders’ Exchange portal at zlien. “Expire” and “Disappear” Are Not the Same Thing In … read more

GSBE Weekly Update 02/21/2018
GSBE Golden State Builders Exchanges

California Supreme Court Confirms the Right to Repair Act as the Exclusive Remedy for Seeking Relief for Defects in New Residential Construction  The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision on a critical issue in the residential construction industry – the claims for construction defects … read more

How to Reduce the Risk of Identity Theft

How to Reduce the Risk of Identity Theft by Matt Tatham Preventing identity theft these days can be harder than avoiding a Kardashian on television. In fact, there’s really no way to guarantee that you’ll never be a victim of ID theft. You can, however, … read more