2014

Lien Rights in Bankruptcy

10.16.2014
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4th Circuit Case Looks at Perfecting Liens During Bankruptcy

Court finds that when a lien right arises pre-petition, the lien can be perfected despite the automatic stay.

http://www.myconstructionexpert.com/blog/subcontractor-claims-can-general-contractor-files-bankruptcy […]

What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

10.14.2014
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Intestate Succession in Minnesota

When a person dies without a valid Will, they are said to have died “intestate.” Because there is no Will to indicate what the deceased person’s intentions were, the estate will be administered according to Minnesota’s intestacy laws.

Who Will Care for My Minor Children?

Generally, the surviving parent will have custody of the children. In cases where there is no surviving parent or the surviving parent is unable to care for the children, the Court will appoint a guardian who will care for the children. Parents who want to […]

When to pay plow drivers for wait time

10.13.2014
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When storms happen, plow drivers must be ready to hit the ground running. Many drivers are on call, waiting for the snow to fall. It’s great to have a team at the ready. But are you required to pay on-call drivers for the hours they are on call?

No, most plow drivers do not need to be paid for the time they are on-call. As long as workers are allowed to use their time for their own purposes, you don’t need to pay them until they are called in. If your company […]

The 6 tips for a winning snow contract

09.15.2014
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Essential Elements to a Great Snow Services Contract

As the winter approaches and customers begin requesting quotes for snow plowing, keep in mind that one of the best ways to protect your business and ensure you are paid for your work is to have a great written contract. But it shouldn’t be the same contract you use for landscaping, lawn, or other services. So here are some essential elements that your snow contract should have.

The Who.

Who is the contract between. Usually it is just your business and the property owner, but things may […]