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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

CA Contractors Face Added Responsibility for Wage Claims

Posted: 12/15/2017

CA Contractors Face Added Responsibility for Wage Claims

Beginning January 1, 2018, general contractors in California will be liable if their subcontractors fail to pay their employees. A bill passed by State Legislators in September 2017 makes developers and general contractors who enter private work contracts responsible for unpaid wage claims made against their subcontractors, even if they have already paid the subcontractors for their work....Read more

Tags: contractor payment, California, contractors, subcontractors

Licensing Fees Increase for CA Contractors

Posted: 5/10/2017

Licensing Fees Increase for CA Contractors

All California contractors should be aware that the application, licensing, registration, and renewal fees for contractors are going up as of July 1, 2017. This is the first time since 2011 that fees have been increased by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The CSLB regulates California’s contracting industry and is funded entirely by licensing fees....Read more

Tags: contractors, fees, CSLB

Winter Is Here! 5 Ways to Avoid Being Scammed

Posted: 1/12/2016

Winter Is Here!  5 Ways to Avoid Being Scammed

El Niño has hit on the west coast and many states have suffered severe weather and flooding. When you’re dealing with keeping your family, home, and automobile safe, the last thing on your mind is falling prey to a con artist. But scammers unfortunately don’t break for poor weather conditions. In fact, they just change their game in order to wreak havoc on more victims....Read more

Tags: scams, contractors, charity

California Contractors Bond Increases to $15,000

Posted: 12/9/2015

California Contractors Bond Increases to $15,000

California contractors should be aware that beginning January 1, 2016, the cost of a Contractor’s license bond increases from $12,500 to $15,000. After December 31, 2015, the Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) will not process bonds or cash deposits of $12,500 and the license will be inactive. In California it is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500 or more in combined labor and material costs....Read more

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