Q: If I require an uninsured house painter to sign a release of liability, is it binding in California
The painter is also not licensed
A: Don't do it. Painters must be licensed unless the job can be done for less than $600. Hiring one that has no license and no insurance opens you up to personal liability if he injures himself, like by falling off the ladder. You don't want to be a defendant in a lawsuit, and there is no worker's comp to protect you.
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