These are unprecedented times as the world hasn’t seen a pandemic in decades. Our industry is looking for some clarity as we work collectively to fight the spread of COVID-19. Watch this discussion hosted by Encircle as panelists Kris Rzesnoski, Ed Cross, Norris Gearhart, and, Michael Pinto take a closer view of the challenges of the workflow restorers may encounter. Watch. test
Listen to the IAQRadio episode of July 23, 2010, featuring a discussion of recent legal developments in the restoration industry, hosted by Cliff Zlotnik and Joe Hughes.
Guides & References
The legal process can be bewildering. This is sometimes because the attorneys fail to educate their clients about the nature of the legal system, and why things happen the way they do. Cross & Associates goes to great lengths to educate its clients in the legal process. Read more.
Important Statutes that Apply to Restoration Contractors
- Selected California Home Improvement Statutes
- “Home Improvement” Means More Than Just Construction (BPC 7151)
- Restoration of Residential Premises is “Home Improvement” (CC 1689.5)
- Home Improvement Contract Requirements (BPC 7159)
- More Home Improvement Contract Requirements: Costs & Charges; Effect of Noncompliance; Penalties (BPC 7159.5)
- Change Orders for Home Improvement (BPC 7159.6)
- 3-Day Right to Cancel Home Improvement Contracts (CC 1689.6)
- Home Improvement Contracts Not Solicited by the Buyer are Void after a Disaster (CC 1689.14)
- Del Monte Case Does Not Preclude Assignment of Claims (American Automobile)
- U.S. District Court in Hawaii Refuses to Enforce “No Assignment” Provision (Standard Mutual)
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Free Forms for Employers
One hundred and sixty-nine legal actions were taken against both licensed and unlicensed contractors after the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) conducted three undercover sting operations and 46 sweep operations around California. Read more.