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FBA Upcoming Meetings - Save the Date!


Thursday, August 25, 2018 ______________________________
FBA Board of Directors Teleconference
10:00 am

November 1 & 2, 2018_______________________________
FBA Board of Directors Meeting, General Membership Meeting, Vendor Night and Memorial Golf Tournament
Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840

AGENDA:
Thursday, November 1st:
• 11:30am - 12:30pm: Board of Directors Meeting
• 12:45pm - 2pm: General Membership Meeting (lunch will be served)
• 5:30pm - 9:30pm: Vendor Reception/Show
Friday, November 2nd:
• FBA Memorial Golf Tournament

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Reminder: Building Permits Are Not Optional

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - July 2, 2018

CSLB is currently exploring options to try and reduce the number of licensed contractors who fail to pull required building permits. Over the past four years, CSLB investigated almost 4,400 building permit violations, and took legal action against licensees in almost 1,200 of those cases.

These violations can jeopardize public safety and put those contractors who do properly pull permits at a competitive disadvantage.

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CSLB Taking a Closer Look at Workers' Compensation
Insurance Issues

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - June 27, 2018

Something that has been a ‘hot button issue’ for us is ‘leveling the playing field’ within the construction industry by, among other things, ensuring that ALL contractors with employees (and all C-39 roofers), maintain an active workers’ compensation policy. The CSLB, also strongly believes in this requirement and has included the following update in the Summer-issue newsletter:

In California, all companies, in whatever industry, are required to cover employees with workers' compensation (WC) insurance. This includes construction. A WC insurance policy provides covered employees with medical and wage replacement benefits in case of workplace injuries that happen in the normal course of business.

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LLC: The Power of a Manager

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate and Sharice B. Marootian,
Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman
- June 12, 2018

Following is an excellent article which discusses a recent court decision pertaining to Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Thank you to our colleague Sharice Marootian of Abdulaziz, Grossbart and Rudman!!!

Limited liability companies, more commonly referred to as LLCs, are becoming the business structure of choice, especially for developers and property owners. "A limited liability company (LLC) is a hybrid business entity formed under the Corporations Code and consisting of at least two "members" who own membership interests...the company has a legal existence separate from its members. Its form provides members with limited liability to the same extent enjoyed by corporate shareholders."

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Not Just Any Dispute: The California Supreme Court Instructs On Withholding Retention

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate and By Dustin T. Lozano, Hunt Ortmann, Attorneys at Law - June 6, 2018

Contractors, take note! If a direct contractor withholds retention from a subcontractor because of a payment dispute, it better be sure the dispute relates to the retention. So says the California Supreme Court in United Riggers & Erectors, Inc. v. Coast Iron & Steel Co., 2018 Westlaw 2188916, (May 14, 2018). United Riggers clarifies section 8814 of the Civil Code, which requires a direct contractor to release retention to subcontractors within 10 days of the contractor’s receipt of retention from the owner. Any failure to comply could subject the contractor to prompt payment penalties of interest of 2 percent per month on the wrongfully withheld amount and attorneys’ fees. Unless, of course, there is a “good faith dispute” of the amount owed to the subcontractor.

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Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) 2018 Q1 Highlights

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- May 22, 2018

The Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) is cracking down on businesses that violate laws designed to protect workers and California’s economy. LETF has successfully identified bad actors and uncovered violations by matching data from various state agencies and using innovative targeting methods.

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Unlicensed Contractors Caught in Napa Burn Area May Face Felony Charges After Showing Up to CSLB Sting Operation

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- May 8, 2018

Agencies joined forces in Napa County to protect fire survivors from getting scammed when rebuilding
As communities in Napa County begin to recover from the devastating October 2017 wildfires, local law enforcement and other government agencies are doing everything they can to protect fire survivors from being scammed by those trying to take advantage of this tragedy. Last week, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) partnered with the Napa County Sheriff’s Department and the Napa County District Attorney’s (DA) Office to conduct an undercover sting operation to catch unlicensed contractors working in the Tubbs Fire burn area. Six unlicensed people may face felony charges – three of whom were transported to jail and three of whom are the subject of further investigation by the Napa County District Attorney’s office. Five suspects received a notice to appear in court for alleged illegal contracting violations.

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Bill to be Heard Concerning Discrimination and
Harassment Prevention Within Construction Industry

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- April 18, 2018

A bill that would direct the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to establish an industry-specific harassment and discrimination prevention policy and training standard for use by the construction industry, SB 1223 (Galgiani), is set to be heard next Wednesday, April 25th in the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. Specifically, “the construction industry” means performing work associated with construction, including work involving alteration, demolition, building, excavation, renovation, remodeling, maintenance, improvement, repair work, and any other work as described the Business and Professions Code.

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