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California Landlords: Require Renters Insurance in Your Lease

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 70% of fires in multifamily dwellings are the result of tenants’ negligence. Many landlords don’t know that a lease can require tenants to obtain and maintain renters insurance – and doing so benefits everyone involved. Most tenants assume that the landlord’s insurance policy covers renters’...

California Surpasses 1,000,000 Contractor Licenses

The State of California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) passed a milestone earlier this year when it issued its one-millionth contractor license to a LA County tree service. I agree with CSLB Registrar Condi Christenson that this milestone says a lot about the resiliency of the construction industry. “Despite ups and...

What Employers Should Tell Employees About HSAs

There are many reasons why more people don’t take advantage of the savings that come from an HSA (Health Savings Account), but a primary one is that most employers do not inform their employees about how HSAs work and help employees and their families. After all, using an HSA to pay...