Yearly Archives: 2017

|2017

California Public Contracts in Construction Part 3: Prevailing Wages

By | November 8th, 2017|Construction Law|

As a construction law firm with years of experience working representing contractors, we know just how how complicated public works projects can get. Which is why our construction litigation attorneys have created this California Public Works Contract series—to help public contracts workers and contractors, within the state of California, to familiarize themselves with this intricate [...]

California Public Works Contracts Part 2: Forming Contracts and Bonds

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

For years, our construction law firm has been digging contractors out of messy public works claims and assisting them with claims on public works projects. We hate to see all the trouble they have to go through…which is why our construction-litigation attorneys have created a three-part California Public Works Contract series to help contractors and [...]

California Public Works Contracts Part 1: The Pros and Cons

By | October 11th, 2017|Construction Law|

California’s seeing a huge a rise in numerous public projects. Because of this, we have created a special series of public contracts blogs for our fellow contractors to cut through all the noise and learn the basics of Public Works contracts. What is Public Works? “Public Works" as opposed to private works of construction, usually [...]

Construction 101: 4 Tips for Writing Investigative Reports

By | August 24th, 2017|Construction Law|

How to write internal investigative reports to keep your construction company out of legal trouble If you own a construction company, you know that accidents and mishaps are part of the deal.  In fact, The Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration (OSHA) reports that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year. But just [...]

What Are the Public Works Contract Laws for 2017?

By | August 8th, 2017|Construction Law|

If your construction company is involved in public works and relies on public works contracts, you need to do what's best for your business and keep yourself updated with the newest public works contract laws. You need to familiarize yourself with your legal obligations and understand exactly what you are getting yourself into because you [...]

Learn to Fly: Drones in Construction

By | June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Have you been looking to modernize your construction company and bring it into the future? Here is how you can make your company FLY: Use Drones! Construction companies are using drones creatively. One apparent use for construction is getting an aerial view of the job site to help surveyors, earthmovers and project managers with a [...]

LLCs and Corporations: Similarities and Differences

By | May 9th, 2017|Business Law|

You hear so much about corporations and LLCs but do you know when you should have one, and what are the similarities and differences between these under California Law? When Should You Have A Corporation Or LLC: The answer is when you need to protect your personal assets from business debts. So if you have [...]

What Is A Warranty And How Can You Limit It?

By | May 1st, 2017|Business Law, Uncategorized|

A warranty is a statement made by one party to another party on which the other party can rely. A guarantee is different because it is a promise to pay for the debt of someone else. Most people and contracts mix these two terms. Most, if not all, construction contracts contain warranties. Examples of express [...]

California’s New 2017 Laws That Affect Businesses

By | April 12th, 2017|Business Law|

If you are running a business in California, there are numerous things to worry about.  Here is a list of a few new 2017 laws to help you and your business stay in the loop: Minimum wage, equal pay and paid parental leave: The statewide minimum wage was raised from $10 to $10.50 an hour for [...]

California’s New 2017 Laws of Public Concern

By | March 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The following are new laws enacted in California that every person living in the Golden State should know about.  Here we categorize them: SAFETY Distracted-driving: Texting was already forbidden, but the new law prohibits drivers from using smartphones for other purposes while behind the wheel — unless they’re in hands-free mode. Motorcycles: California became one [...]