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Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License/Registration Renewal Options

Apr 09, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

  SACRAMENTO – This week the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) launched two different options that will allow California’s more than 283,600 licensed contractors and almost 21,000 registered Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS) to either renew their license, or to pay for their license or registration renewal online via CSLB’s website. The following two options are […]

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Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Information Sheet

Apr 02, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

The government says it will begin disbursing loan money to company owners and freelancers Friday under the Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $2 trillion relief package signed into law last week. This program  authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan […]

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Q&A: How to get aid for a small business

Apr 02, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Here are questions and answers about financial help available through the government and other sources:   ___ ARE THESE PAYCHECK PROTECTION LOANS FREE? They can be, if they’re used to retain or hire workers. Starting Friday, the Small Business Administration is guaranteeing $349 billion in potentially forgivable loans under the rescue package. A business with […]

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10 Strangest Things Found on Construction Sites

Mar 05, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Most construction projects require a bit of digging and drilling into the ground. The earth has a way of burying treasure and history has plenty of uncovered mysteries. What many of us don’t realize is that construction workers can be uncovering history on any given day. So the next time you’re working, keep your eyes […]

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Independent contractors now a question mark in California after employment bill passes

Feb 20, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law that went into effect this year. As part of a signing message, Newsom said that the new regulation would help reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors, “which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits.” […]

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Anti-solar panel can generate electricity at night, researchers say

Feb 10, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

In order to develop solar panels that generate electricity at night, you just need them to operate in the exact opposite way solar panels work during the day. One of the problems with solar panels is that they don’t generate electricity at night, so we have to store the electricity they generate during the day […]

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7 Mindsets That Guarantee Enduring Success

Feb 06, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

In the business of success there are two types of people – the one-hit-wonders who enjoy short-term success and those who achieve enduring success that sustains them for life. The businessperson who holds the belief that they already have what it takes to be successful and that they already know what they need to know, […]

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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019: U.S. Chamber

Dec 30, 2019 (0) comment , ,

A lawsuit over the tiny amount of lip balm at the bottom of the tube came in number one on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019. This year’s list also features lawsuits over labeling on vegan butter, the Fortnite video game, and a poster advertising the […]

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The Dotted Line: When contractors can walk off the job

Dec 12, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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  When general contractors or subcontractors sign on to construction projects, they usually start off believing everything will run smoothly. But, during the course of the work, issues sometimes arise that force all parties to go running back to their contracts in order to evaluate their options. One of those options for construction companies is […]

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California will still require rooftop solar panels on new homes — at least for now

Nov 14, 2019 (0) comment , ,

SolarCity workers Joey Ramirez, left, and Taran Stone install solar panels on the roof of a Long Beach home. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)   State officials declined Wednesday to approve a program that would allow new homes to be built in Sacramento without rooftop solar panels — handing at least a temporary victory […]

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