- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Minority candidates hit harder by architect licensing exam costs, study finds
- Class certification denied for patients suing over licensing of foreign doctor
- Failure to warn of potential license revocation not sufficient basis for ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim
- Doctor entitled to full hearing on his discrimination charge over order that he enter alcohol abuse treatment program
- Discipline is reinstated after appellant failed to properly challenge evidence
A 2-day sting operation by the Contractor Licensing Board in California resulted in 13 unlicensed contractors being cited in August. All the individuals in question had placed business cards in local home improvement stores or advertised their services online, but without stating a licensee number, a legal requirement. The penalty for a first offense includes up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. A second offense carries a mandatory 90 days in jail.