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Scourge of Underground Economy Strengthens
Law Enforcement Industry Partnerships.
More than 50 representatives from the construction industry, legislative offices, law enforcement, and other
government agencies were hosted by CSLB on September 28, 2010, to discuss ways to enhance enforcement of construction
laws and work toward a level playing field for licensees who accurately report their payroll and provide workers'
compensation coverage for their employees.
Board member and Enforcement Committee Chair Ed Lang characterized the underground economy as a "scourge on
society and a threat to law-abiding construction businesses." He expressed confidence that those in attendance
would be able to develop new ideas using existing resources to pursue workers' compensation fraud prosecution and
other contractor law violations.
It is estimated that the elusive underground economy is between $60 and $140 billion each year, comprised
of people who operate illegally by shunning state business, tax, employment, and safety laws.
Following more than two hours of open, productive discussion, industry representatives pledged to develop a system
to share information and more effectively report leads on illegal activity. The group agreed to conduct future
meetings to develop legislative proposals that will help strengthen state enforcement laws. A photo album of this
meeting is available on CSLB's Facebook page.
CSLB Industry Bulletin - 09/07/2010:
CSLB Steps Up Enforcement of Workers Compensation Insurance Laws for Roofers (C-39) License Classification
SACRAMENTO -The Contractors State License Board
(CSLB) reminds C-39 Roofing contractors about their legal obligation to
carry adequate workers compensation insurance coverage for their
employees or a Certificate of Self-Insurance.
Lack of workers compensation insurance is a serious problem for
roofing company employees and sole-owner roofers. Additionally, it
causes unfair competition for the many C-39 contractors who obey
California workers compensation and safety laws, as well as
unemployment insurance, permit, wage, and work hour regulations.
CSLB has received several complaints about C-39 contractors who may
be involved in premium insurance fraud by not accurately reporting the
number of people they employ and, in doing so, are also failing to
comply with Business and Professions Code Section 7125, which requires
contractors to carry workers compensation insurance. Failure to
adequately insure employees results in the automatic suspension of a
C-39 license, and possible criminal prosecution that could result in a
In light of increasing complaints, CSLB is accelerating its
enforcement activities to make sure roofers comply with state law. CSLB
is partnering in this effort with the Employment Development Department,
the California Department of Insurance (DOI), the Division of Labor
Standards Enforcement, insurance carriers, local building officials, the
California Building Officials (CALBO) organization, the roofing
industry, and the DOI Premium Insurance Fraud Task Force. CSLB will also
check for compliance with local and state permitting laws.
All C-39 contractors should be prepared to provide their customers
with proof of a valid workers compensation insurance policy or
Certificate of Self-Insurance.
Roof rafter structural damage caused from cutting-out the rafter for the A/C Ducting, however, the original room addition shoddy workmanship included attaching the room addition rafters to the green fascia board (instead of constructing a ledger secured into the load bearing wall) all of which resulted in leaving construction defects caused from code violations linked to safety hazards.
Roof rafters and/or deck floor joists attached to the fascia board are considered a code violation relating to Live-Load, and Dead-Load structural requirements. To meet Building Code requirements; rafters and/or floor joists must be mechanically secured into the ledger using an approved hanger, and the ledger is mechanically secured into a load bearing wall.
Quality is paid once, whereas, cheap may relate to the throw-on installation paid several times over linked to construction defects, and safety hazards, linked to Homeowner Insurance Cancellation!
Consumers often get estimates to compare ideas, products, and pricing before making a major purchase, whereas, in reality they are shopping price due in part to a lack of confidence in the construction industry. Shopping only pricing, however, often leads to hiring the Unlicensed contractor whom give work away at or below cost just to get their crews working, which involves considerations for cutting corners using; mixed/matched materials unfit for the project,operating with uninsured, unskilled, under the table, undocumented employees, to include but not limited to operating with unsupervised production workers,paid for their throw-on workmanship compared with the supervised hourly employees paid for their Quality!
Construction is a Dangerous Business! Don't get dragged into expensive litigation because you hired theLawbreaker!
Don't sacrifice Durability for Price!
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Warranties are only as good as the contractor that stands behind them! Cheap price reality relates to the production throw-on scope of work using the unsupervised production roofer paidfor theirQUANTITY, rather than QUALITY, as well as others operating with an unfair financial advantage relating to:
Revoked, Inactive, Expired or Canceled license,
Associating with another license that has been referred to legal action,
Operating under suspended license for failing to resolve outstanding financial liability from the Franchise Tax Board, Department of Industrial Relations, Employment Development Department, and/or Contractors State License Board,
Abandoning the project without legal excuse,
Taking money without performing,
Leaving the project unprotected from rain, high winds, and vandalism,
Failure to create a safe work environment for the building occupants and its visitors,
Failure to abide by CAL/OSHA Safety Regulations,
Poor trade skill levels,
Contracting out of trade classification,
Working beyond their trade knowledge,
Skimping on materials,
Using mixed/matched materials,
Installing cheapest materials or damaged products,
Poor quality or unsafe tools and equipment,
Unsafe Job site Conditions,
Leaving the project with Construction Defects,
Undocumented Workforce links to expensive litigation involving employee injuries,
Under-the-table employees links to tax fraud with potential loss of your property,
Operating without Workers Comp., or certificate of self-insured, or a certificate of exemption,
Operating without General Liability Ins. leaving the property owner responsible for potential safety hazards, construction defects linked to toxic mold, and the sick home syndrome.