California Law and Business

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Course Table of Contents

  • Law and Business Exam
  • Summary of Deadlines
  • Suggestions to Help Remember the Deadlines
  • Summary of Penalties
  • Suggestions to Help Remember the Penalties
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Chapter 1. Contractors' License Law
  • Jurisdiction
  • Administration
  • Sample Notice to Owner
  • Exemptions
  • Types of Licenses
  • Sample Application to Change Name and/or Address or for a Certified Copy of a License
  • Qualifying Exams
  • Exam Waiver
  • Reciprocity
  • Contractor's Bond
  • Bond Alternatives
  • Fingerprints
  • Renewal of a License
  • Continuance of a License
  • Inactivation of a License
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Home Improvement Contract
  • Service and Repair Contract
  • Home Solicitation Contract or Offer
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act
  • Bond Requirements
  • Workers' compensation Insurance Reports
  • Building Permits
  • Underground Service Alert
  • California Access Requirements
  • Glossary of Terms
Chapter 2. Mechanics' Lien Law
  • Introduction
  • Method 1: Mechanics' Lien
  • Sample Mechanics' Lien
  • Method 2: Stop Notice
  • Sample Stop Notice (Private Works)
  • Sample; Stop Notice (Public Works)
  • Bonded Stop Notices
  • Method 3: Payment Bonds
  • Summary of Bonds Associated with a Stop Notice
  • Preliminary Notices
  • Preliminary 20-day Notice for Private Works
  • Sample Preliminary Notice Cover Letter
  • Sample California Preliminary Notice, including the Notice to Property Owner
  • Preliminary 20-Day Notice for Public Works
  • Sample Preliminary 20-Day Notice for Public Works
  • Private-and Public-Works Bond Notice
  • Sample Private-and Public-Works Bond Notice, Including a Declaration of Service
  • Owners' Rights
  • Notice of Nonresponsibility
  • Notice of Completion
  • Notice of Cessation
  • What Determines Completion if No Notice Is Recorded?
  • How Do You Know if a Notice of Completion or Cessation Has Been Filed'?
  • Lawsuits
  • Lien Foreclosure Lawsuit
  • Stop-Notice Lawsuit
  • Payment (Labor and Materials) Bond Lawsuit
  • Lawsuit against a Public-Works Bonds
  • Collection Procedures
  • Waiver and Release
  • Mechanics' Lien Law Summary
  • Glossary of Terms
Chapter 3. Labor Code
  • Department of Industrial Relations
  • Job Ads, Applications, and Interviews
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Minors
  • Polygraph Tests, Bonds, Photographs, and Physicals
  • Wages
  • Overtime
  • Working Hours
  • Strikes and Lockouts
  • Personnel Files
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Types of Coverage
  • Job-Related Injury
  • Application
  • Benefits
  • Notice to Employees
  • Penalties
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Sample Employer's Report of Occupational Injury or Illness
  • Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
  • Safety in Employment
  • Cal/OSHA Safety Orders
  • Contractor-Employer Obligations
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program (DPP) Requirements
  • Recordkeeping
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Asbestos
  • Violations
  • Complaints and Inspections
  • Employment Taxes
  • Independent Contractor vs. Employee
  • Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) and Federal Income Tax (FIT)
  • California Unemployment Insurance Code and State Income Tax
  • Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)
  • Summary Employment Taxes and Insurance-Who Pays What
  • Glossary of Terms
Chapter 4: Business Management
  • The Contractor Manager
  • Principles of Management
  • Establishing Your Business
  • Forms of Business
  • Sole Ownership
  • General Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • Corporation
  • Inventory of Resources
  • Taxes and Permits
  • Bonds
  • Accounting Control
  • Records
  • Accounting Methods
  • Cash Basis of Accounting
  • Accrual Basis of Accounting
  • Financial Statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Sample Balance Sheet for Typical Construction Company, Inc.
  • Balance Sheet Practice Questions
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Sales of Residences
  • Sample Income Statement for Typical Construction Company, Inc.
  • Cost of Operations
  • Income Statement Practice Questions
  • Pretax Income
  • Net Profit for Year
  • Statement of Changes in Financial Position
  • Financial Analysis and Ratios
  • Current Ratio
  • Quick Ratio
  • Net Sales to Net Working Capital
  • Net Sales to Net Worth
  • Total Liabilities to Total Assets
  • Net Income to Total Assets
  • Financial Management
  • Capitalization
  • Sources of Financing
  • Equity
  • Debt
  • Operations Management
  • Job Selection
  • Bidding and Estimation
  • The Construction Process
  • Controlling Costs
  • Construction Schedule Bar Chart
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Management for Contractors
  • Income and Expense Statement
  • Overhead and Profit
  • ABC Co. Income and Expense Statement
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Law and Business Review
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers



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