CSLB: What To Do When You Get A Complaint Letter by Bruce Rudman, Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman,

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Some of you have been lucky and have never had a Contractors’ State License Board (“CSLB”) Complaint.  Others have had a few.  Lately, the “consumer playbook” is to not only litigate, but to file complaints with the CSLB, the license bond surety, and post negative reviews on social media including Yelp and Angie’s List.  This article will only focus on …

Join us for PHCC of California’s Day at the Capitol – January 18, 2017

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TAKE ACTION – JOIN YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS PHCC OF CALIFORNIA DAY AT THE CAPITOL January 18, 2017  The Elks Tower   Registration at 8:00 AM Speakers, Awards & Luncheon ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PHCC Group Picture on the Capitol Steps ~ 12:30 PM Visits with Legislators ~ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Cocktails & Debriefing ~ 4:00 – …

Contractors State License Board Outlines New 2017 Laws Affecting California’s Construction Industry

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SACRAMENTO — The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is providing a round-up of new state laws affecting California’s construction industry that take effect in the new year. Assembly Bill (AB) 1793 modifies the criteria the courts use to determine if a contractor substantially complied with licensing law under Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 7031. This allows a client to …

Stop Making Wishes. Start Making Plans. By Vincent Ivan Phipps, M.A., CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)

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In the season of New Year’s Resolutions, we are inundated with thoughts of fresh beginnings. Follow these four guidelines to turn your wishes into results. Start now. Yes now, right now.  Don’t wait until the New Year, next month, or next week.  Start immediately to incorporate the changes you wish from yourself.  Every calendar has a Sunday.  No calendar has …

CalChamber Releases Overview of New Laws Affecting PHCC of California Employers – 2017

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California enacted new employment laws that may affect the day-to-day operations of your businesses in 2017 and beyond. Employers will need to be aware of significant changes in key areas, such as the state minimum wage.  California’s Senate Bill (SB) 3  is the state minimum wage hike, which will increase the minimum wage over the next several years to $15 …

Covered CA for Small Business: What You Need to Know About Changes in Health Insurance

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Health insurance rules are changing, and Covered California for Small Business has some news to share that can help you navigate this new environment. Covered California for Small Business offers health plans that put you in control of your company’s health insurance budget. You set the budget you can afford, and your employees select their own health plan that meets …

The Riso Report – Election Wrap Up

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2016 Election Wrap-Up in a Word….WOW The traditional political/pollster minds were not only challenged in Tuesday’s elections, they were up-ended. We all know by now: Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Republicans will continue to control both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate (though some races are still too close …

Legislative Update: AB 2883, by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist, CAPHCC

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AB 2883 of 2016 specifies how officers and members of boards of directors at private corporations and managing members and general partners of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) elect to not be covered by workers’ compensation policies. Specifically, this bill: Permits an officer or member of the board of directors to opt out of a workers’ compensation policy if he or …

The Riso Report, by Mark Riso, VP of Government Relations, PHCC National

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Who will control Congress …and what does that mean for you? By Mark Riso, VP of Legislative Affairs With all eyes focused on the general election next week, we need to understand the impact Nov. 8 will have not just on who controls the House and Senate moving forward but on what the 114th Congress considers for the remainder of …

IAPMO – Uniform Codes Spotlight | November 3, 2016

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If you have questions or comments, join the discussion on our LinkedIn page. 2015 Guide to Important Code Changes 501.1 Applicability, 505.1 Water Heaters, and 505.4 Indirect-Fired Water Heaters What Changed 501.1 Applicability. The regulations of this chapter shall govern the construction, location, and installation of fuel-burning and other types of water heaters heating potable water, together with chimneys, vents, …