It is against the law, both the GC, the illegal subcontractor and the client are violating the law, it is called aiding and abbeting an unlicensed contractor.Well my fellow Floridians although I don't think what he is doing is illegal it most probably is shady. Almost every commercial job site I have been on the subs have work comp exempt, GL, a tax I.D.( or social) and then in turn 1099 the "subs" below them. With little or NO proof of ANYTHING!
Without being a lawyer and or knowing the letter of the law it seems to be common practice in Florida for people to get Licensed GCs to pull permits. I don't think the state cares as long as they have someone to hold accountable.:no:
I mean truthfully (NO INSULT MEANT!) I have seen guys with GC licenses that don't know ST about craftsmanship and or construction. I have worked with and around GCs who have NO CLUE what they're doing! They simply took a "GC" class that taught them how to take an open book test.
Go to ANY commercial jobsite from Jax to Miami (and I have been to them and in between) ask if ALL workers on sight are LEGAL citizens,INSURED,if the GC or super can read a tape measure if the Archetics plans have been right EVERY TIME? but that could be a whole nother thread!:whistling
I praise ALL you Licensed GCs that have good morals,ethics, common sense AND know your trade inside and out!:notworthy
As for the above prob they're just skating through the grey areas of Fla law!
GL policies do not require proof of having a license.
W/C does not require proof of having a license.
W/C exemptions only get issued to a LLC or a corporation, individuals cannot get a W/C exemption, only principals of the corporation can.