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What is a New York Hazardous Waste Bond?

New York Hazardous Waste Bond
The Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation requires any business that manages land or structures that treats or disposes hazardous waste to file a bond. The New York Hazardous Waste bond ensures a business has adequate funds for the proper closure of hazardous waste facilities. Proper closure of hazardous waste facilities includes minimizing the …

 

Why Kentucky Investment Advisors Need a Bond

Kentucky Investment Advisors Need a Bond
The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions requires all licensed investment advisors of Kentucky hold a bond. The Kentucky Investment Advisor Bond ensures that the investment advisor handles his or her client’s funds and securities legally and ethically, complying with the Kentucky Securities Act. The bond protects the public and the government from any harm …

 

California Commercial Fundraiser Bond for Charitable Purposes

California Commercial Fundraiser Bond for Charitable Purposes
Three Parties of the Commercial Fundraiser Bond
The California Office of the Attorney General requires the commercial fundraisers to file a bond to conduct business. This bond consists of three parties: the obligee (the state), the principal (commercial fundraisers), and the surety company. If a commercial fundraiser conducts unlawful acts within their business, …

 

California Commercial Information Requester Bond

California Commercial Information Requester Bond

Three Parties of the California Commercial Information Requester Bond.
The California Commercial Information Requester Bond is a three-part agreement among the obligee, the principal, and the surety company. California DMV (obligee) requests the bond from the CA Commercial Information Requester (principal).  The DMV requires every commercial information requester to file a surety bond. If the commercial information requester does not comply with …

 

Buying a Car? Look for Bonded Auto Dealers

Buying a Car? Look for Bonded Auto Dealers

Look for Bonded Auto Dealers before Purchasing Car
As a prospective car buyer, it is your legal right to ensure an auto dealer holds a bond. We highly recommend checking an auto dealer’s license and bond before considering their business. This bond protects consumers, regardless of how you paid or whether the vehicle is new or used. Bonded auto dealers …

 

Disclosure of Interested Parties to Contracts WV

As of July 7, 2017, West Virginia requires The Disclosure of Interested Parties to Contracts.
Passed by the State of Virginia on April 8, 2017, House Bill 2001 requires completion of the Disclosure of Interested Parties to Contracts. This amendment requires businesses file the form if planning to enter a contract(s) at a value of $100,000 or more. It must reflect any …

 

A Guide to the SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008

A Guide to the SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008

For those of who are involved in the mortgage industry, the term SAFE has probably  been used many times. This is because the SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act was created in order to create minimum regulation and licensing requirements within the mortgage industry.
Back in 2008…
Some may remember back in 2008 when the economy fell to a drastic low all …

 

The Top 3 ERISA Fidelity Bond Questions Answered

Question 1: What is an ERISA fidelity bond and why do I need it?
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, referred to as ERISA, provides specific guidelines and standards for employee benefit plans for the private sector and for individuals who manage and control their own assets and investments. The U.S. Department of Labor manages ERISA in order to ensure the …

 

barber shop surety bonds

Barber Shop Surety Bond Explained

For those who are thinking about starting up a business, many legal to-do’s must be checked off before assisting clients. If someone wants to open a barber shop, there are some steps that need to be taken first such as getting bonded.
Similar to all other surety bonds, each state has its own bonding requirements, although the three parties of the bond …

 

How to Handle a Lost Cashier’s Check

Lost a cashier’s check? Don’t panic. The solution may not be as straightforward as issuing a stop-payment but there are simple actions you can take to ensure the money gets where it needs to go without facing a major loss. 

First, contact the issuing bank to inform them of the situation.
You will be asked to make a …