In Calif. we have Lien Releases that a homeowner can have workers sign so that they can't have a lien put on their property if the workers' employer doesn't pay them. I tell you this just so out-of-staters understand.
Now, the question I have is for folks in CA or who were in CA at one time and know the law: Should I have people sign one who are payrolled employees, not just subs? I have had subs sign before, obviously. I guess if an on-the-payroll employer went under, then the worker might be able to come after us, thus possibly resulting in double payments for the same work or worse, our house tied up in court. In writing this I think I may have answered my own question: just have everyone sign one. Thoughts?