Washington Dept. of Labor & Industries Cracking Down on Illegal Contractors

On July 1, 2015, the Washington Dept. of Labor & Industries (“LNI”) announced that it had joined a multi-state sting targeting illegal construction activities which turned up more than 40 cases of illegal construction activity or advertising in Washington State.  The “sting” was coordinated by the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies and included Washington, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Utah to deter illegal construction activities. 

Between June 15th to 26th, LNI issued 6 infractions for unregistered contracting, 13 infractions for plumber certification violations, and 22 for construction-related advertising violations.

For more information related to the sting, visit LNI’s website which contains a news release regarding the sting.  LNI also provides a resource for consumers to “Hire Smart” when looking for a contractor.