News: August 2019

Capitol Connection 8/30/2019
California Capitol Building in Sacramento

Let’s ‘file’ the rough edges off a new rule on those ‘doing business as’ in California. Another contractor’s best laid plans crash when they get ‘waived’ off while another RME problem may have two ‘individual’ solutions pending the final test… Q:  We are a sign installation … read more

Carr Fire Recovery Opportunities, For Contractors, That Might Surprise You

Business owners are buzzing about volunteering with the Carr Fire rebuilding efforts, being spearheaded by the NorCal Community Recovery Team, and with good reason: volunteering bonds and strengthens communities, is beneficial to your health, and can even help boost your brand. However, we all know … read more

Capitol Connection 8/26/2019
California Capitol Building.Shasta Builders Exchange. Photo by Jeff Turner

Let’s start with a ‘liability’ lesson, of particular note for LLC licensees. A reminder on no bidding without an active license and a ‘test’ on exams… Q:  You recently helped me set up my corporation and obtain a Contractor’s License.  I now have put General Liability coverage … read more

GSBE Business Update 08/19/2019
GSBE Golden State Builders Exchanges

AB-1066 Unemployment insurance: trade disputes: eligibility for benefits (amended) (a)  An individual is not eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, and these benefits shall not be payable if the individual left work because of a trade dispute, other than a lockout in the establishment where the individual was employed. (b) The … read more

Capitol Connection 8/19/2019
California Capitol Building.Shasta Builders Exchange. Photo by Jeff Turner

What do you do when your employee number is up? Don’t worry no one was hurt in writing this question, but if they were this is an important answer to know. Another contractor got a ‘concrete’ answer from his legal expert, but this licensing expert … read more