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Lien waivers: What Is a Contractor Lien or Subcontractor Lien Waiver?

Lien waivers are exchanged so routinely on construction projects and are so closely tied to payment; it is important to understand how they work Lien waivers are tied to almost every payment in construction. Because lien waivers are exchanged so routinely on construction projects and are so closely tied to payment, it is important to understand how they work. What are the different types of lien waiver and best practices for all construction parties to minimize financial risk? What is a lien waiver? A lien waiver is a document commonly exchanged among parties in the construction industry as part of the payment process. The party receiving payment signs a lien waiver (often at the request of the party making payment) in exchange for payment. By signing the waiver, the party receiving payment waives their right to file a mechanics lien. How Mechanics Liens Help Secure Payment on Construction Projects Unlike...
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Why should you train your employees?

  Training your employees is ultimately good for your business. Not only can it improve performance and staff morale, investing in the development of employee's increases profit. The best part is, you get to choose what skills you want you workforce to gain by identifying the needs of your business. Nobody is perfect. Most employees with have ...
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How to Administer a Workplace Drug Testing Policy in South Carolina

In an earlier post, we addressed marijuana use and touched on drug testing policies in the workplace. While having a drug testing policy is required of some employers and merely suggested for others, enacting the policy is properly is crucial to the ensuring the company’s employees and clients are safe and that the company is protecting itself from liability as best it can.Why Test for Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace?Drug and alcohol testing can prevent the hiring or continued employment of people in safety-sensitive or security-sensitive positions who may harm themselves or others if using or abusing drugs or alcohol. Some insurance companies may require drug and alcohol testing policies to offer liability insurance policies to businesses. If a business is a certified South Carolina drug-free workplace, it may be eligible for a 5% credit on worker’s compensation insurance premiums. Drug-free workplaces can see a reduction in absenteeism, accidents, theft,...
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Workers Comp Lawyer Tells 3 Reasons Tired Teams are a Risk

We live in a culture of #BeastMode. We praise high-powered CEO's who work around the clock, push ourselves to exhaustion on the daily, use social media to busy our minds, and burn the candle at both ends to meet our obligations to family, friends and everything in between. The problem with this, is that exhaustion is simply dangerous. Those living ...
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Employment Law Claims

Employment Law Claims-Getting The Help You Need From an Employment Law Attorney Many people experience problems with their employers and an Employment Law Attorney can help. Whether you have been wrongfully fired or you are having a dispute in your contract, we can help. When trouble arises concerning your employment, you need to talk to an employment attorney who is well versed in the laws regarding contracts and labor. Talking to valued professionals, such as a Chino Hills Employment Law Attorney, will give you valuable insight and let you know if you have can move forward with a legal claim. If you have experienced issues regarding your contractor, or you have been terminated without just cause, contact an Employment Law Attorney for a consultation. Because every employee has rights, you need someone to fight for them and for justice. If your employer has overstepped their bounds and fired or broken...
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