Cal/OSHA Alters Covid Protocols Yet Again

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

We’re all feeling Covid fatigue as the pandemic drags on and the constantly changing regulatory landscape seems focused on keeping us in a state of suspense. Under Cal/OSHA regulations, all California employers are required to develop and implement a written COVID-19 Prevention Plan. In the latest development, on May 6, the agency adopted its [...]

Disassociating from a License, A Suspended Qualifier & RMO Limits

June 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

You can’t ‘ignore’ this issue. You can however ‘disassociate’ from this problem! Another contractor learns what happens when you do ignore doing ‘due diligence’ when changes affect your company and licensing…  Q: We have an Officer who is retiring, and he has been associated with several of our Corporate licenses over the years, some that [...]

What’s In Your Membership?

June 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

ECA is a one-of-a-kind resource to a highly specialized, essential set of construction crafts. Since 1976, ECA has represented contractors in the water, sewer and storm drain industries. But, what exactly do you get in an ECAmembership? This month I’ll focus on our website. On the Spot Information Along with ECA Magazine’s in depth coverage [...]

Training Series Offers Essential Skills & Insight

June 10th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

ECA legal firm members Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) will present a five-part Management Performance Series designed for managers and supervisors outlining sound employment decisions regarding discipline, administering leaves of absence, employee termination and much more. Managing staff every day can be challenging, dealing with hiring, performance, leaves, pay compliance and everything in [...]

Skilled & Trained Workforce Buildup Continues

June 10th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

The State of California is forging ahead in its effort to ensure construction work is carried out almost exclusively by an apprenticeship trained labor force through enforcement of Skilled and Trained Workforce (STW) mandates. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations “The STW requirements are qualifications for the building and construction workforce that California [...]

Golfers Hit The Links For Traditional Spring Outing

June 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

ECA golfers came out in force for the association’s Annual Spring Golf Tournament at Tustin Ranch. Tee off for the March 21 event offered the sold out slate of members and guests in attendance the opportunity to network and practice their swings on a picture perfect Spring day. At the day’s end here’s how [...]

SB 727 Extends Contractor Liabilities

May 30th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

In adding yet another layer of regulation on private construction contracts, California’s SB 727 extends the direct contractor’s liability to penalties, liquidated damages, and interest owed by subcontractors for contracts entered into, on or after January 1, 2022.  This law requires the Labor Commissioner to notify, as specified, the direct contractor and subcontractor at any [...]

Revised Stormwater Permit Proposal Extremely Costly

May 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

ECA has signed onto an industry letter regarding our significant concerns surrounding the California Water Resources Control Board (Board) revised Statewide Construction Stormwater General Permit. The current version of the Permit will jeopardize the completion of thousands of projects throughout California including state and local transportation and water utility infrastructure projects, among others.  The letter [...]

Remedy to a Revoked License, Becoming an RME & Sole Proprietor

May 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

When your ‘judgement’ is in question, there’s a number you can call! Our second and third contractors demonstrate why you also always benefit from an expert opinion when it comes to the complexity of licensing laws… Q: I am a formerly licensed General Contractor. I went through some rough times and my license was revoked [...]

Heat Illness Prevention Needed At Any Time Now

May 10th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers with outdoor workers to review high heat advisories in effect across California as we head toward warmer weather. Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention standard applies to all outdoor worksites. To prevent heat illness, the law requires employers to provide outdoor workers fresh water, access to shade at 80 degrees and whenever [...]

ECA Partners With Rebuild Socal on Regional Water Infrastructure Projects

May 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

ECA members, the Rebuild SoCal Partnership – Rebuild – consists of 2,750 contractors throughout Southern California that represent more than 90,000 union workers in all 12 Southern California counties. As an industry advocacy group, Rebuild operates on multiple layers and endeavors, including liaison with ECA, to forward the interests of the public works and utility [...]

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