Can a unlicensed contractor have a business license?
Many unlicensed contractors will tell you that they are licensed when they are not. Remember, a business license is NOT the same as a State of Georgia Contractor’s License. DO NOT TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT. You can do a simple check online to see if they are indeed licensed.
Can a contractor use an uninsured subcontractor?
That’s what makes proof of insurance a card you can play when bidding against low-ball contractors whom you suspect of being unlicensed and uninsured or of using subs who are uninsured.
Can a subcontractor be liable for workers’comp?
In roofing, installation with subcontractor crews is more the rule than the exception. And many subcontractors don’t carry workers’ compensation insurance. “Because the workers’ comp premiums are so high, the subs in turn subcontract out their labor,” explains the website for Kovalick Roofing, in Michigan.
Are there unlicensed contractors in the state of Georgia?
Be sure to verify that you are working with a State of Georgia licensed contractor. Many unlicensed contractors will tell you that they are licensed when they are not. Remember, a business license is NOT the same as a State of Georgia Contractor’s License. DO NOT TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT.
Can a subcontractor not have a contractor’s license?
Blume inquired of the subcontractor as to whether he was licensed and the subcontractor replied that he was, but, unbeknownst to Blume, the subcontractor actually did not possess the required contractor’s license.
Can a unlicensed contractor be an employee of the hirer?
Under Labor Code section 2750.5, an unlicensed contractor and their employees are presumed to be the employee of the hirer; this will eliminate the owner’s defense that he is not liable for the conduct of the independent contractor.
Can a general contractor aiding and abetting an unlicensed subcontractor?
However, where the claim of aiding and abetting unlicensed contracting is premised upon the general contractor’s use of an unlicensed subcontractor, or sub-subcontractor, the contractor can breathe a small sigh of relief.
Can a client be an unlicensed contractor in California?
Plaintiffs’ attorneys may encounter work injury cases where the client was an unlicensed contractor – a person who did not have the proper California State contractor’s licensing to perform the work. Alternatively, the client may be the employee of the unlicensed contractor.