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Learn to Fly: Drones in Construction

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 better view of materials, equipment and workers in real time.

By analyzing drone imagery, companies are optimizing grading plans, streamlining operations, and identifying critical differences between as-designed and as-built site plans and […]

LLCs and Corporations: Similarities and Differences

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 a home, investments and other assets but are running your business as a Sole Proprietorship or a Partnership, you are risking that any creditors of the business will come after your personal assets. This is […]

What Is A Warranty And How Can You Limit It?

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 warranties routinely included in construction contracts are:
• A warranty that work will be performed in a good and workmanlike manner;
• A warranty that materials will be new and of good quality; and
• A warranty that the […]

California’s New 2017 Laws That Affect Businesses

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 businesses with 26 or more employees — a rate that will rise to $15 by 2022.
  • An employer can’t pay a woman less than her male colleagues because of her prior salary. Workers in “substantially similar” jobs […]