Absent bribery, fraud or a statutory prohibition, the payment of referral fees is not illegal. In California, the relevant law covering a contractor’s ability to use referrals as lead generating sources is found in Cal. Bus & Prof Code § 7157. This law prohibits contractors that install solar, storage and other clean technologies from paying…

The CSLB is holding a meeting on Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 AM at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego to consider whether solar C-46 contractors (and General A and B) can continue to install energy storage systems or whether only C-10 electrical contractors can do the installations. This is an important issue…