Licensing - yours and your subcontractors
    This is in response to your DIY nationwide  article on licensing on June 22, 2016. 
    Allow me to give my opinion as far as those soliciting contractors nationwide including some on the alarm exchange. If you do not have a license in each state that you are requesting relationships with contractors then you should not be reaching  out to those of us who do contracting work.  My feeling is that my license does not legitimize an unlicensed company to sell services in my state and profit from it.   Additionally how could I bring a suit against
someone in a contract dispute  and win given they are essentially working illegally. I know you are not expected to police the posts but if  nothing else I would like to say, CONTRACTORS BEWARE.
    This really should not be confusing, and I know from the several calls we received that there is some confusion.  Randy is correct that a subcontractor's license does not somehow, magically, license the company hiring the subcontractor.  If the hiring company is the one entering into a contract with the subscriber, and the transaction falls under the licensing law, then the hiring contractor needs to be licensed.  If the licensing law requires an installing or servicing company to be licenses then the subcontractor needs to be licensed unless the hiring company takes the time to bring the subcontractor's employees under the hiring company's license by treating them as the hiring company's employees and complying with whatever documentation the licensing law requires.  If there is a licensing law then it's probable that both the hiring company and the subcontractor need to be licensed and comply with the licensing law.
    We offer a rather simple Subcontracting Agreement.  It comes in two forms, one if you're the company doing the hiring and the other if you're the subcontractor.  We actually give you both forms when you order the Subcontracting Agreement unless you ask only for one to avoid confusion.  The Subcontracting Agreement starts with the representation that both the hiring company and the subcontractor have the necessary license to perform their services.  
    Licensing laws cover different issues, typically, selling, installing, servicing and monitoring.  Licensing laws can cover different equipment, such as intrusion and fire, cameras and anything low voltage that is intended as security or fire and causes first responders to be notified, by a professional central station or even the subscriber acting upon a signal received to a smart phone.  The point is that if you're entering a jurisdiction you need to know what license is required and if appropriate you need to comply.  
    Our Licensing Department can assist.  First by letting you know whether your intended business model and plan invokes a license requirement.  Second, assisting you getting licensed or finding you someone who is licensed and can qualify for your company.  The relationship of license holder and company is governed by a Qualifier Agreement and I assure you that the agreement is more than a handshake, is not an off the shelf form because each deal between qualifier and company can have unique terms and conditions and each jurisdiction has its own requirements that need to be addressed.  So the third issue we can assist with is preparing the Qualifier Agreement.  To talk to our Licensing Department contact Nicoletta Lakatos,Esq at NLakatos@KirschenbaumEsq.com or 516 747 6700 x 311 or Jesse Kirschenbaum,Esq at Jesse@KirschenbaumEsq.com or 516 747 6700 x 317.  Or call me.

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