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California Public Contracts in Construction Part 3: Prevailing Wages

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 system.

Last week, in part two of our four-part California Public Works Contract series, we discussed how public contracts are formed and what bonds are needed. Today, we’ll extend this conversation to cover the basics […]

California Public Works Contracts Part 2: Forming Contracts and Bonds

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 others involved in public projects know just what they’re getting themselves into.

Last week, in part one, we discussed what a public works contract is and the pros and cons of forming a public contract. […]

California Public Works Contracts Part 1: The Pros and Cons

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 means construction with public funds to be owned by and used for the benefit of the public. But different definitions of public works have been given in various statutes applicable to a particular situation.

Usually a “Public […]

Construction 101: 4 Tips for Writing Investigative Reports

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 because accidents are a part of your average day-to-day construction gig, doesn’t mean that they should be treated lightly. Any accident or situation that happens onsite could plant a seed for future lawsuits.

When a lawsuit happens, […]