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Mechanic’s Lien Basics

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

A mechanic’s lien is a simple, cost-effective tool that helps contractors, subcontractors, designers, and materials suppliers get paid for their work.  A lien is an ownership right in property, and a property subject to a lien generally cannot be sold or refinanced until the lien either expires or is satisfied.  The lien holder can also bring a court action to obtain a judgment based on the lien or, in some cases, an order allowing a sale of the property to pay the debt. To qualify for a lien, the materials […]

The 3 Most Common Violations of Employment Law

08.11.2013
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Employment law is a complicated topic and one that is very boring for a lot of people. Personally, I find it fascinating and consider myself lucky to be able to do so. There are many different laws, rules & regulations which apply to Construction Industry companies. Sorting through all of that red tape & legislation can be hard even for attorneys. So, this month, in order to convey as much useful information as possible to readers, I decided to share the most common Employment law violations I see in the Construction Industry.

Misclassification of Workers:

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Save Tons of $$$ on Overtime Pay, Legally!

08.11.2013
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You have to pay overtime to your employees! I am constantly saying it in Scoop articles, at my seminars, and in conversations with MNLA members. No matter how much salary you pay someone, if their primary job is labor related then you need to pay them overtime.

What if I told you…
What if I told you that instead of paying overtime at time and one half the regular rate, you could pay it at a “half time” rate?

“But that goes against everything you have been saying about overtime!”

I know, I know, but I promise you […]