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Bill Would Require Licensed Contractors to Carry Comp Coverage

Friday, January 15, 2021 | 770 | 2 | 60 min read

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require all California contractors to purchase workers’ compensation insurance regardless of whether they claim employees. Senate Bill 216, authored by Napa Democrat Bill Dodd, would force contractors in fields such as tree services, heating and air conditioning, and concrete services to carry workers’ comp coverage. The bill also would require all licensed contractors in the state to purchase comp insurance by 2025. “While many do the right thing, too often we have seen contractors who do not carry workers’ compensati...

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