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Actually, I am writing on behalf of my husband. He has worked under his brother's license for 25 years. His brother passed and his took on another partner. My husband did not ever get his license. He has worked under his partners license. Now the problem is he did work for someone that found out that he himself does not have license. He wants a full refund or else he will report him to the state. ......and this person has his on insurance company where my husband took out the gen. liablilty and is threating him with fraud.

Can my husband work under someone else license or not. He is been 25 + years in this business?

Any suggestions --- we live in GA.:eek:
 

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Best thing to do is check with the state.

Depending on the company structure he may be able to work under the partners license.

get the license!


Ray
 

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agree with above poster. Check with the state. Alot of times as long as one person in the shop has the license people can work "under him" other side of the stick is that if anything goes wrong its on the person holding the license.
 

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I am not sure I we are reading this right.Did his brother "pass" like passed on? Or did he pass the test.
Like others have said some states there are no requirements for employees of EC's.
If his brother died (sorry to hear if that is the case) then there may be problems involved with the new partner
and who is covered under the license.
 

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pass away
If thats the case hopefully the new partner had a valid license.And hopefully it is a state where the actual person doing the work does not need a license but can work for a licensed EC....
 

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If you husband was working for a company (his brother) and the license holder dies, then their must be another "qualifier" to act as a license holder for the company (unless it's a corporation, which I'm sure it wasn't) so if your husbands brother took on a partner before he died, is the partner licensed? If he is then was the company saved by this new qualifier? and is your husband acting as an employee or as a self run business?

If he is acting as an employee for the active license holder (the partner) then their is no problem, the license holder must talk directly to the home owner, because ultimately he is responsible for the job.

If your husband and the partner have nothing to do with one another since his brothers death, then unfortunately your husband is operating an illegal business, and should avoid court if he can.
 

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It is different state by state.And I am pretty sure that in California that a fairly new law regarding EC's states that all employees of EC's need to be enrolled in certain programs and even may need to pass a test....

http://www.dir.ca.gov/DAS/ECU/EleCat.html#1
 

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The OP is in Ga.

Pretty simple to find the answer. I googled "Ga. electrical regulations" to find it.

If hubby has been doing electrical work for 25 years and can't/won't pass the exam it may be time for him to look into another profession.
 

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Hello
Actually, I am writing on behalf of my husband. He has worked under his brother's license for 25 years. His brother passed and his took on another partner. My husband did not ever get his license. He has worked under his partners license. Now the problem is he did work for someone that found out that he himself does not have license. He wants a full refund or else he will report him to the state. ......and this person has his on insurance company where my husband took out the gen. liablilty and is threating him with fraud.

Can my husband work under someone else license or not. He is been 25 + years in this business?

Any suggestions --- we live in GA.:eek:
If he worked for the company that had a license he is OK, if he borrowed the license and had his own company and does not have a license or was not properly licensed when he did this work, he has a problem.

If your husband is an employee of the company that is licensed and does not do any work other than for the licensed company, he does not need to be licensed.

Is your husband running his own electrical contracting business?
 

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Two things define the legality of this.

1) the contract/agreement must be made in the name of the licensed company.

2) your husband must be an employee of that company and doing the work for the licensed company. That means, income taxes withheld, fica and futa withheld etc.
 

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Thanks to all, To clarify, My husband's brother passed on (died). He took on a new partner and have been working under his license. He had no need to take the test until now. Application sent in and is on schedule to take the next test which is not until Oct. I will check with ga regulations thanks for that tip. And yes it is extortion, the customer didn't like the plumber or gen. contractors work as well and tore out their work and demanding money from all. He is nuts.

And this was a verbal contract.
 

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Thank you because that is what he is trying to do. This is the only time my husband has ever had an issue.
 

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No just 2300 but he was paid thru gen contractor who apparently charge more and he is demanding all of it back.
 

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In GA, only one person needs to be licensed.
Once that license qualifies a company, you can have all the electricians in the state work for you and be legal.

So, if you're husband was working under the license of his partner, then all is good.
 

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