One of the hardest things about being a Painting Contractor is keeping up with all the legal requirements of owning a service oriented business. We work with dangerous chemicals, use equipment that has high rates of injuries, and usually do this in an occupied home. That is a lot of liability! Are you covered? Mark Paskell wrote a great overview.
Contractors who continue to avoid bringing their business up to par with those who have already done so are running the risk of significant hassles and fines. Regulatory officials are quickly developing new ways of catching up with contractors who up until now have been able to operate in a quasi legal way. Last week OCABR set up a sting to catch non compliant contractors who advertise on Craig’s List. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?