Contractors Law Exam CA Practice Test 1

When is an employee allowed to view their own personnel file?
a. never
b. when they have a court order
c. whenever they wish
d. during employee evaluations
c. when ever they wish
As required by the immigration reform act, all employees hired on or after November 7, 1986 must complete Form ______ to verify their employment eligibility status.
a. I-9
b. W-4
c. US- 99
d.N-14
a. I-9
By law, a “hard laborer” may not be younger than _____ years old.
a. 14
b. 15
c. 16
d. 17
c. 16 years of age
Ms. Gomez applies for a job. Of the following, the only reason an employer may lawfully deny her employment is:
a. she is over 50 years of age
b. she is Hispanic and everyone else is African-American or Caucasian.
c. lifing is involved and she is a woman
d. she has no work experience or Social Security number
d. she has no work experience or Social Security number
A contractor has had a problem with employees stealing tools and equipment from job sites. When conducting job interviews, may the contractor ask prospective employees about their arrest records?
a. It is legal to ask prospective employees about arrests not leading to convictions.
b. It is not legal to ask prospective employees about arrests not leading to convictions.
c. It is legal for a private employer to ask about arrests not leading to convictions, but it would not be legal for city or county agencies to ask about such arrests.
d. It is legal for a private employer to ask about arrests leading to convictions, but it would not be legal for a federal, state, or local public agency to do so.
b. It is not legal to ask prospective employees about arrests not leading to convictions.
Who must sign a joint control addendum to a home improvement contract?
a. contractor only
b. owner and contractor
c. owner, contractor and Notary Public
d. owner, contractor, and joint control officer
d. owner, contractor, and joint control officer
A contractor entered into a home improvement contract for more than $500 with Mrs. Swenson to remodel her kitchen and bathroom. The contract calls for a down payment before work is to begin. According to the Business and Professions Code, how much may the contractor accept from Mrs. Swenson as down payment for the work?
a. The contractor may accept as much as Mrs. Swenson agrees to pay.
b. The down payment is limited to $1,000 or 10% of the total price, whichever is less.
c. The contractor may require enough of a down payment to cover the total cost of materials, but not labor costs.
d. Nothing. The contractor must wait until the work is completed to accept any payment.
b. The down payment is limited to $1,000 or 10% of the total price, whichever is less.
When should you let an attorney see a construction contract?
a. Before you let your client see the contract.
b. After the contract is prepared, but before you sign it.
c. After the building permit is obtained.
d. After the contract is signed by you and your client.
b. After the contract is prepared, but before you sign it.
If a sales presentation is made in Spanish, the home solicitation contract:
a. must be in Spanish
b. may be in English if the writing is plain and simple
c. must be co-signed by an English-speaking person if the contract is in English
d. must be translated into English and notarized
a. must be in Spanish
A contractor and a homeowner sign a home solicitation contract. If the owner lawfully cancels the contract, how long does the contractor have to pick up unused materials that were delivered to the owner’s property?
a. within 24 hours after cancellation
b. within 10 days after cancellation
c. within 20 days after cancellation
d. It’s too late. If the materials are delivered to the property before a notice of cancellation is received, the materials become the property of the owner.
c. within 20 days after cancellation
Of the following, which is best for determining the number of hours required for different phases of a project and for making sure the job is on schedule?
a. bar graph and chart
b. cash analysis chart
c. review plans
d. critical path method
d. critical path method
Who is responsible for checking the site before the building inspector arrives?
a. contractor
b. owner
c. foreperson
d. architect
a. contractor
Who would be held responsible if a contractor completes a project according to plans and later discovers that there is a building code violation?
a. contractor
b. architect
c. both the contractor and the architect
d. owner
c. both the contractor and the architect
After a job is completed, the owner decides to have additional work done. How should the contractor proceed?
a. Write a new contract and ask the owner to sign it.
b. Make an oral agreement with the owner.
c. Do the additional work for free.
d. Get the owner to sign a change order.
a. Write a new contract and ask the owner to sign it.
You have been awarded a job. It requires two days for site preparation and one day for clean-up. The contract involves two seaparate tasks – one lasting seven days and the other 10 days. If the two tasks can be done simultaneously, for how many days do you schedule the job?
a. 7 days
b. 13 days
c. 15 days
d. 20 days.
b. 13 days
For which of the following would you not obtain a short-term loan?
a. wages
b. bid bond
c. job materials
d. office rent
d. office rent
As part of the safety training process, contractors’ supervisors are required to conduct “toolbox” or “tailgate” safety meetings. How often must these meetings be held?
a. daily
b. at least once every ten working days
c. at least once a month
d. at least once a quarter
b. at least once every ten working days
DOSH must investigate a complaint charging a serious violation of health or safety standards within:
a. one working day
b. two working days
c. three working days
d. five calendar days
c. three working days
Every employer of ______ or more full- or part-time employees must keep written health and safety records for _____ years.
a. 1 ….. 3
b. 7 ….. 4
c. 10 …. 3
d. 11 …. 5
d. 11 …. 5
If required safety devices are missing from tools, what should an employee do?
a. Notify the contractor, who is responsible for safety.
b. Notify the property owner, who is responsible for safety.
c. Safety devices are the employee’s responsiblility.
d. Call Cal/OSHA
a. notify the contractor, who is responsible for safety.
Which would not have to be reported to DOSH immediately or withing 24 hours?
a. death from a three-story fall
b. drunken crane operator its a high-voltage power line
c. car accident in which an employee steps onto a public road, gets hit by a car, and suffers a concussion
d. employee falls off forklift and suffers a severe back injury
c. car accident in which an employee steps onto a public road, gets hit by a car, and suffers a concussion
When purchasing insurance, what is the best way to choose among different companies?
a. referral
b. cost and converage
c. location of the company
d. word-of-mouth
b. cost and coverage
Insured employers must report every work-related illness or injury to their workers’ compensation carrier within ____ of the incident.
a. 24 hours
b. 2 days
c. 5 days
d. 10 days
c. 5 days
Your employee sets a cabinet wrong. The cabinet falls from the wall and damages the client’s counter top. What should you do?
a. Claim the damage on your general liability insurance policy.
b. Require the employee to pay for the damage to the counter top.
c. Tell the client to claim the damaged counter top on his or her homeowner’s insurance policy.
d. No action is required. The client must assume the risk of damage.
a. Claim the damage on your general liability insurance policy.
A contractor is looking for an insurance policy to cover a high degree of exposure to risk. Of the following, which policy would be best for this purpose?
a. property
b. general liability
c. builder’s risk
d. umbrella
d. umbrella
John Meyers, a general contractor, had a contract with Mr. and Mrs. Barnes to construct a gazebo and deck in their back yard. John was behind schedule and hired his 18-year-old son, Bart, to help on a part-time basis. After working on the project for a month, Bart slipped on a plank that John had laid across the deck but did not nail securely. As a result of the fall, Bart broke his leg. John is insured for workers’ compensation, but Bart wants to sue his father for negligence in a civil action. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
a. John is not liable for damages in a civil action because the employee is his son.
b. John is liable for damages in a civil action and must prove that the injury did not result from his negligence.
c. In a civil action, John may use the defense that the injury was the result of the contributory negligence of his son.
d. A civil action is not a possibility when the dispute involves a job-related injury, unless the employer is not insured for workers’ compensaiton. The case would be handled by the Department of Industrial Relations.
d. A civil action is not a possiblity when the dispute involves a job-related injury, unless the employer is not insured for workers’ compensation.
A prime contractor entered into a construction contract with a subcontractor. An employee of the subcontractor was injured, bu unfortunately, the subcontractor had not secured workers’ compensation coverage. Which of the following statements best describes the situation, except in cased of fraud?
a. The subcontractor is guilty, but the prime contactor is not responsible.
b. The prime contractor is guilty, but the subcontractor is not responsible.
c. Neither the prime contractor nor the subcontractor are responsible.
d. The subcontractor is guilty, but the prime contractor must take responsibility for the injuries.
d. The subcontractor is guilty, but the prime contractor must take responsibility for the injuries.
Your accountant advises you to set up a cost management system. What does this system do?
a. It gives a cost history to analyze labor and material costs.
b. It shows where profits and losses are.
c. It shows costs of materials only.
d. It compares what others are charging for subcontracted work.
a. It gives a cost history to analyze labor and material costs.
An employee workd 60 hours in one week. If the hourly wage rate is $12, what are the gross wages?
a. $600
b. $840
c. $960
d. $1,080
b. $840
Gross wages = Regular Time + Overtime
Regular Time = 40 hrs x $12/hr = $480
Overtime = 20 hrs x 1.5 x $12/hr = $360
Gross Wages = $480 + $360 = $840
A(n) _____ represents a company’s financial position on a specified date.
a. balance sheet
b. income statement
c. cash flow statement
d. profit plan
a. balance sheet
A(n) _____ summarizes revenues, costs of sales, and operating expenses over a period of time.
a. profit plan
b. balance sheet
c. cash flow statement
d. income statement
d. income statement
An employer must furnish an employee with a completed IRS Form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) by:
a. January 1
b. January 31
c. April 15
d. the final day of employment
b. January 31
Which of the following financial ratios is the strictest measure of liquidity?
a. quick ratio
b. current ratio
c. profitability ratio
d. leverage ratio
a. quick ratio
The Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is issued by the:
a. Franchise Tax Board
b. Board of Equalization
c. Internal Revenue Services
d. Employment Development Department
c. Internal Revenue Service
An employer remits State income tax and State disability taxes withheld from an employee’s wages to what agency?
a. Internal Revenue Service
b. Employment Development Department
c. Franchise Tax Board
d. Board of Equalization
b. Employment Development Department
Who pays FICA?
a. employer
b. employee
c. 50% employer and 50% employee
d. 90% employer and 10% employee
c. 50% employer and 50% employee
How often are FICA taxes reported and paid?
a. weekly
b. monthly
c. quarterly
d. yearly
c. quarterly
Who pays FUTA?
a. employer
b. employee
c. 50% employer and 50% employee
d. 90% employer and 10% employee
a. employer
What happens after an employee’s taxable wages exceed $7,000?
a. After $7,000, the FUTA rate increases.
b. After $7,000, the FUTA rate decreases by 50%.
c. After $7,000, the employer does not pay FUTA.
d. Nothing. FUTA is not subject to a wage limit.
c. After $7,000, the employer does not pay FUTA.
Which of the following may not be deducted from an employee’s paycheck?
a. SDI
b. FICA
c. Medicare tax
d. workers’ compensation insurance premiums
d. workers’ compensation insurance premiums
To whom do you report and pay sales tax?
a. County Tac Collector
b. Internal Revenue Service
c. Board of Equalization
d. Franchise Tax Board
d. Board of Equalization
How often are you required to pay sales tax?
a. monthly
b. quarterly
c. annually
d. It depends on the expected amount of sales tax.
b. quarterly
When balancing the accounts receivable, which of the following would have no effect?
a. Posting to the wrong accounts-receivable account.
b. Crediting instead of debiting the accounts-receivable account.
c. Debiting instead of crediting the accounts-receivable account.
d. Posting a receivable to an accounts-payable account.
a. posting to the wrong accounts-receivable account.
What kind of discount do lumber yards and other suppliers offer to contractors who pay their bills promptly?
a. 1/2% – 1%
b. 1% – 2%
c. 4% – 8%
d. 10% – 12%
b. 1% – 2%
If a newly hired employee does not have an SSN, what should be done?
a. The employee must apply for an SSN.
b. The employer must apply on behalf of the employee for an SSN.
c. If a W-2 is provided, an SSN is not needed.
d. Call the police.
a. The employee must apply for an SSN.
Once a budget is finalized, the:
a. contractor should stick to the budget no matter what happens
b. contractor should do the best possible job of staying within the budget
c. budget should be revised each month
d. budget should be referred to only if the business has cash flow problems
b. contractor should do the best possible job of staying within the budget
Which of the following procedures BEST ensures error-free bids?
a. working with an attorney
b. having another person draft the bid
c. discussing details of the bid with the supplier
d. rechecking the bid before submitting it to the client
d. rechecking the bid before submitting it to the client
Direct costs are $37,000, overhead is 12%, and profit is 5%. What is the selling price?
a. $39,272.47
b. $41,373.45
c. $43,383.37
d. $44,578.31
d. Sum of overhead and profit percentages = 12% + 5% = 17%
Percent of selling price that is direct costs = 100% – 17% = 83% = .83
Selling price = $37,000 / .83 = $44,578.31
Direct costs = 44,578.31 x .83 = $37,000.00
Overhead = 44,578.31 x .12 = $ 5,349.40
Profit = 44,578.31 x .05 = $ 2,228.92
Total = $44,578.32
What is the most likely reason to lose a bid?
a. 10% added to profit
b. vague specifications
c. prices from subs were not exact
d. costs of materials were not obtained
b. vague specifications
You are bidding a job with plans drawn by the owner. You notice a code violation and bring it to the attention of the owner. The owner declines to remedy the code violation and tells you not to worry. What should you do?
a. Bid on the job as though it were to code.
b. Bid on the job as though it were to code, but ask the owner to sign a release of your responsibility.
c. Bid on the job with the corrections in mind, and perform the corrections yourself to bring the work up to code.
d. Decline to bid on the work.
d. Decline to bid on the work.
After you have read the plans and specifications, what is the next important step in writing a bid?
a. Talk to and select subs.
b. Walk the job.
c. Call about materials, price and availability.
d. Talk to the crew leader about labor.
b. Walk the job.
On a time and materials job, you should:
a. not charge for profit and overhead
b. add profit and overhead to labor only
c. add profit and overhead to materials only
d. add profit and overhead to labor and materials
d. add profit and overhead to labor and materials
All of the following are causes for disciplinary action EXCEPT:
a. allowing your license to be used by an unlicensed contractor
b. entering into a contract with another contractor who is not licensed
c. during bankruptcy, settling obligations incurred as a contractor for less than the full amount
d. willful or deliberate failure to pay money when due for materials or service
c. during bankruptcy, settling obligations incurred as a contractor for less than the full amount is not cause for disciplinary action
The qualifying RME for a construction firm must work at least:
a. 32 hrs per wk or 80% of the work week
b. 30 hrs per wk or 70% of the work week
c. 24 hrs per wk or 65% of the work week
d. 12 hrs per wk or 51% of the work week
a. 32 hrs per wk or 80% of the work week
If a contractor forgets to renew his or her license on time, the expire license may be renewed any time within _____ after its expiration without reapplying for a license and fulfilling the exam or waiver requirements.
a. one year
b. two years
c. four years
d. five years
d. five years
Business records must be kept and made available for inspection by the Registrar of Contractors for a period of ____ after completion of a construction project or operation.
a. one year
b. two years
c. three years
d. five years
d. five years
Construction or alteration of any building, highway, excavation, or other structure in the State of California requires a contractor’s license if the total cost of one or more contracts on the project is:
a. $150 or more in labor only
b. $200 or more in materials only
c. $500 or more in labor and materials
d. $500 or more in labor only
c. $500 or more in labor and materials
When should a contractor renew the contractor’s license bond?
a. the day it expires
b. 10 days before it expires
c. 30 days before it expires
d. within 30 days after it expires
c. 30 days before it expires
Harry and Linda have done business as a licensed partnership. If Linda is a general partner, but not the qualifier, what must she do to get an individual license?
a. If Linda was listed as a partner on the liscense and was actively engaged in the business for at least five of the past seven years, she may apply for a license with a waiver of the exam.
b. If Linda applies for an individual license, the partnership license must be inactivated.
c. Linda is not entitled to apply for an individual license.
d. General partners may automatically receive an individual license if the are listed on the partnership license.
a. If Linda was listed as a partner on the license and was actively engaged in the business for at least five of the past seven years, she may apply for a license with a waiver of the exam.
A subcontractor who does not serve a preliminary notice:
a. may not sever a stop notice but may file a mechanic’s lien
b. may not file a mechanic’s lien but may serve a stop notice
c. loses both stop notice and mechanic’s lien rights
d. loses nothing because subcontractors are not required to file preliminary notices
c. loses both stop notice and mechanic’s lien rights
When an owner signs a receipt for a stop notice, it usually means the owner:
a. owes money to the contractor for labor and materials
b. recognizes that work will stop in 30 days
c. owes the sub money
d. recognizes that a lien could be placed on funds
d. recognizes that a lien could be placed on funds
What possible reason would an owner for requiring an unconditional lien release from a subcontractor?
a. The lien release protects the prime contractor.
b. A lien release informs the owner of progress on the job.
c. A lien release provides for rights of cancellation.
d. The owner’s property covered by the release may not be liened.
d. The owner’s property covered by the release may not be liened.
The CSLB has established a mandatory arbitration program of verified complaints in which the damages are:
a. $1,000 or less
b. $7,500 or less
c. $7,500 or more
d. $5,000 to $20,000
b. $7,500 or less
A contractor usually will not be held liable for a suppllier going on strike, but if your supplier did go on strike what would you do?
a. Contact the owner immediately.
b. Contact the architect immediately.
c. Contact the general building contractor immediately.
d. Continue work as usual.
a. Contact the owner immediately.
If, during an excavation, you unearth human remains or burial artifacts at a construction site, what should you do?
a. Notify the owner of the property.
b. Stop work and place a warning ribbon three fee from the remains around the perimeter of the site.
c. Stop work immediately at that site.
d. Stop work immediately at that site and any other nearby area that may have remains.
D. Stop work immediately at that site and any other nearby area that may have remains.
If you are planning to dig, drill, and bore at a job site, you should notify ______ before starting work.
a. DOSH
b. Environmental Protection Agency
c. the County Engineer
d. the regional Underground Service Alert Notification Center
d. the regional Underground Service Alert Notification Center
Before beginning work, an employer or contractor must inquire whether asbestos is present in any building constructed prior to:
a. 1975
b. 1978
c. 1985
d. 1990
b. 1978
The supplier of a potentially hazardous product must be able to provide a(n) ____ with that product.
a. Material Safety Data Sheet
b. Certificate for Use
c. Injury Illness and Prevention Program
d. Hazard Evaluation System Information Services bulletin
a. Material Safety Data Sheet
Is it legal for a contractor to require employees to take lie detector tests?
a. It is not legal for the contractor to require lie detector tests, but it would be legal for a federal, state, or local public agency to require lie detector tests of their employees.
b. It is not legal for any employer to require lie detector tests.
c. It is only legal for the contractor to require lie detector tests of employees who have criminal records.
d. It is legal for the contractor to require lie detector tests, but it would not be legal for a federal, state, or local public agency to do so.
a. It is not legal for the contractor to require lie detector tests, but it would be legal for a federal, state, or local public agency to require lie detector tests of their employees.
Sometimes contracts can prove to be too vague to interpret without disagreement between owner and contractor. Which of the following steps would best prevent such problems?
a. Walk the job site with the owner.
b. Review the plans and specifications with the owner.
c. Show the owner the critical path schedule.
d. Include a payment schedule in the contract and review other details of the contract with the owner.
b. Review the plans and specifications with the owner.
Funds withheld to guarantee completion of a project and correction of defects are called a(n):
a. remainder
b. umbrage
c. retention
d. stipulation
c. retention
Which of the following statements about home improvement laws is NOT correct?
a. A subcontractor may give a salesperson a bonus.
b. A general contractor may give a sales person a bonus.
c. A subcontractor may not give the general contractor a bonus.
d. The homeowner may give the salesperson a bonus.
d. The homeowner may give the salesperson a bonus.
When you get an approved set of plans, what should you do first?
a. Calculate the square footage.
b. Call a material supplier.
c. Schedule the job.
d. Read any notes from the building department.
d. Read any notes from the building department.
You are bidding as a prime contractor on a public works project. The work will not involve construction, improvement, or repair of streets, highways, or bridges. You will use subcontractors for part of the work. If you do not name a subcontractor for any part of the work;
a. the contract is canceled
b. you will do that part of the work yourself
c. you may simply submit a name later
d. the awarding authority will choose a subcontractor for you
b. you will do that part of the work yourself
A contractor meets Mr. Jones at his home to discuss remodeling. The contractor and Mr. Jones sign a contrat that includes a three-day cancellation form. After the contractor leaves, Mr. Jones decides not to have the work done. Instead of using the cancellation form, Mr. Jones sends the contractor a letter by first-class mail stating that he is canceling the contract. Is Mr. Jones’ cancellation effective?
a. No. Mr. Jones did not return the contract with the letter.
b. No. Mr. Jones did not sign and return the cancellation form.
c. Yes. Mr. Jones’ letter does cancel the contract because it indicates his intention not to be bound by the contract.
d. No. However, the letter would have cancelled the contract had it been sent by certified or registered mail.
c. Yes. Mr. Jones’ letter does cancel the contract because it indicates his intention not to be bound by the contract.
A general contractor has obtained bids from several subcontractors for a private project. He notices that one bid is substantially lower than the rest. Is it ethical and a good business practice for this contractor to inform the subcontractor that the bid is substantially lower than the bids of the other subcontractors?
a. No. It would be unethical for the contractor to inform any subcontractor that their bid is substantially lower than the other bids, even if the contractor believes that the subcontractor has made an error.
b. Yes. If the contractor believes that the subcontractor has made an error in compiling his bid, the contractor should disclose the amounts of the other subcontractors’ bids to the subcontractor, so the subcontractor can determine the extent of his error.
c. Yes. If the contractor has reason to believe that the subcontractor has made an error in preparing his bid, the contractor should notify the subcontractor of the apparent error, but the contractor may not disclose the amounts of the other bids.
d. None of the above.
c. Yes. If the contractor has reason to believe that the subcontractor has made an error in preparing his bid, the contractor should notify the subcontractor of the apparent error, but the contractor may not disclose the amounts of the other bids.
A contractor, on his own initiative, changed the design of a building and carried out the change. The owner rejected the change and stated that the building has lost market value. If the owner takes the contractor to court and obtains a favorable judgement, the owner is:
a. due the cost of repairs or the loss of market value
b. due any loss of profits
c. entitled to a new building
d. due only the loss of market value
a. due the cost of repairs or the loss of market value
Of the following, which document is usually delivered first in a transaction involving a home improvement contract?
a. three-day notice of right to cancel
b. the contract
c. “Notice to Owner”
d. 20-day preliminary notice
c. “Notice to Owner”
The applicant for a contractor’s license receives a notice from the Contractor’s State Licensing Board, dated October 1, that the applicant passed the written exam. To receive an active license, the applicant must file a license bond and fee no later than:
a. October 31
b. October 29
c. December 30
d. January 1
c. December 30
How many days does a contractor have to notify the Registrar after being issued a workers’ compensation insurance policy?
a. 5 days
b. 10 days
c. 30 days
d. 90 days
d. 90 days
How many times may you take the contractor’s license exam before your original application is voided?
a. as many times as necessary within 18 months
b. three times if you conform to scheduling
c. five times
an unlimited number of times
a. as many times as necessary within 18 months
You are the qualifier for an active contractor’s license. How do you inactivate the license?
a. Write to the CSLB, requesting that the license be made inactive.
b. Wait to receive the license renewal application and then do not pay the renewal fee.
c. Cancel the contractor’s license bond.
d. Nothing. The license will automatically become inactive when the license term expires.
a. Write to the CSLB, requesting that the license be made inactive.
The purpose of a 20-day preliminary notice for private work is to:
a. notify the owner that a lien has been placed on the property
b. notify the owner that the person or firm who sent the notice has improved the property
c. make the owner aware of the provisions of the mechanic’s lien laws
d. waive the contractor’s or subcontractor’s lien rights
b. notify the owner that the person or firm who sent the notice has improved the property
A notice of completion must be recorded within:
a. 10 days after work is completed
b. 10 days after work has ceased
c. 30 days after work is completed
d. 60 days after work has ceased
a. 10 days after work is completed
A mechanic’s lien is a written document that must be signed and verified by the claimant. The first and third steps a contractor should take in filing a lien are listed below: Step 1): Obtain the exact legal description of the property; Step 2): _________; Step 3: Find out if the person requesting the work of improvement is the owner.
What is Step 2:
a. Determine the amount of the lien claim.
b. Find out the name of the legal owner of the property as well as the percent of ownership.
c. List the attorney representing the contractor.
d. List the attorney representing the owner.
b. Find out the name of the legal owner of the property as well as the percent of ownership.
When a notice of completion has been filed, the original contractor has ______ days to record a lien.
a. 20
b. 30
c. 60
d. 90
c. 60 days
A subcontractor or material supplier has ____ days to file a lien once a notice of completion has been recorded.
a. 10
b. 30
c. 60
d. 90
b. 30 days
What does it mean when a subcontractor signs a waiver and release form on a public works project?
a. The subcontractor gives up the right to lien the real property.
b. the subcontractor gives up the right to lien the construction funds.
c. The subcontractor waives the right to lien the real property or the construction funds.
d. The subcontractor is no longer responsible for correcting defective work.
b. the subcontractor gives up the right to lien the construction funds.
Is it legal for a contractor to hire professional strikebreakers to replace striking employees?
a. Yes. It is legal to hire professional strikebreakers.
b. No. The contractor is subject to a maximum fine of $500 and/or maximum jail sentence of 30 days.
c. No. The contractor is subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or a maximum jail sentence of 90 days.
d. The contractor has not committed a crime but may be subject to legal action.
c. No. The contractor is subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or a maximum jail sentence of 90 days.
Is it legal for a contractor to pay employees in cash?
a. Yes, if the contractor provides each employee with a wage deduction statement semimonthly or at the time of each wage payment.
b. Yes, if the contractor provides each employee with Form W-2 at the end of the year.
c.No, because an employee’s wages must be paid by a check with a wage deduction statement attached.
d. No, unless the contractor obtains a receipt from each employee showing the amount of gross wages received.
a. Yes, if the contractor provides each employee with a wage deduction statement semimonthly or at the time of each wage payment.
A contractor hires a subcontractor to demolish a concrete wall. Who is responsbile for supplying safety goggles?
a. Cal/OSHA
b. subcontractor
c. property owner
d. contractor
b. subcontractor
Some counties have an additional sales tax added to the base rate. Which of the following is a correct statement regarding this additional tax?
a. This additional tax does not apply to contractors.
b. You do not have to pay this additional tax if your home office is in another county.
c. You may pay the additional tax charged in your county if the rate is lower than the county where the materials were purchased.
d. You must pay the additional tax in the county where the materials were purchased.
d. You must pay the additional tax in the county where the materials were purchased.
Where is the “Notice of RIght to Cancel” found on a home improvement contract?
a. at the top of the page
b. near the client signature
c. in the middle of the page
d. on the back
b. near the client signature
How long does a client have to cancel a contract for repairs that are the result of an event for which a State of Emergency was declared?
a. 5 business days
b. 5 calendar days
c. 7 business days
d. 7 calendar days
c. 7 business days
Which of the following is considered a direct cost?
a. telephone use by employees
b. personal vehicle
c. insurance
d. payroll tax
d. payroll tax
Which act establishes the rights of workers to organize into unions and negotiate contracts?
a. Civil Rights Act of 1964
b. Civil Rights Act of 1972
c. Civil Rights Act of 1984
d. National Labor Relations Act of 1935
d. National Labor Relations Act of 1935
When is the last day a customer can cancel a contract that was signed on Friday, December 21st?
a. the following Friday
b. the following Tuesday
c. the following Wednesday
d. the following Thursday
c. the following Wednesday; customer has 3 business days to cancel a contract.
What is the maximum allowed travel distance from any point of a work area to a fire extinguisher?
a. 25 feet
b. 50 feet
c. 75 feet
d. 150 feet
c. 75 feet
Why would a contractor have a case in Superor Court?
a. if it is transferred from a Small Claims Court
b. if it is transferred from a Municipal Court
c. if it is a dispute of more than $25,000
d. if two or more parties are involved in the case
c. if it is a dispute of more than $25,000
When a subcontractor does work on a public works contract, the public agency considers the subcontractor to be:
a. an employee of the agency
b. a subcontractor of the agency
c. an employee of the prime contractor
d. a subcontractor of the prime contractor
c. an employee of the prime contractor