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4 Ways to Prevent Runovers and Backovers in Construction

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), backover and runover fatalities account for dozens of the fatalities that occur each year in the construction industry. These workers include both construction workers injured by motorists as well as road workers injured by construction vehicles due to blind spots. In fact, at least one worker each […]

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How to Generate Quality Roofing Leads

If you’ve been in the roofing business for any period of time, you know how important it is to generate high-quality leads. Especially over the past few years, you have likely seen a shift in strategy as the tactics and channels you previously utilized may not be as effective as they once were. You’re likely […]

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Common Occurrences for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Employers conducting work within the State of Florida are required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Coverage requirements are determined based on the number of employees, entity organization, and the type of industry. For example, workers’ compensation is required for employers in the construction industry with one or more employees, including […]

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Have You Been Retaliated Against Due to a Wage and Hour Dispute?

If you believe that your employer is not providing you with appropriate payment as dictated by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Florida Minimum Wage Act, F.S. 448.01 et al., you have the right to make a formal or informal complaint. If you don’t want to file an internal complaint or you simply […]

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Prepare an Effective Scope of Work For Your Next Construction Project

Every professional in the construction industry can tell you that one of the most important aspects of construction project management is the scope of work. It outlines the expectations of all parties involved, provides specific guidelines for how these expectations will be met, and defines administrative procedures on the project.  A well-written scope of work […]

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Common Defenses Against Workers’ Compensation Claims

As a business owner in the construction industry, it’s incredibly important to be aware of all of Florida’s workers’ compensation requirements. Any construction employer who has one or more employees, including any non-exempt business owner, is required to obtain workers’ insurance. Essentially, our state makes use of what is known as a no-fault system, in […]

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Choosing the Right Arbitrator for Your Dispute

One of the most popular methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that contractors across the United States regularly utilize as an efficient form of resolving disputes without the need for a courtroom battle is arbitration. During this process, the opposing parties present their case to a neutral third party known as the arbitrator. After each […]

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The Factors Involved in Termination for Cause

If you’re a contractor that owns a construction business, it’s important to be aware of the fact that there may come a time when you need to terminate your contract and relationship with the other party. While whether or not the termination is warranted or not will ultimately come down to the terms of your […]

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Mitigating Construction Payment Disputes

If you’ve worked in the construction industry for any period of time, you know that performance on any project is dependent upon an uninterrupted, steady cash flow. Yet, more than half of all contractors in the United States do not get paid on time, are forced to chase down payments, have to threaten to file […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Patent Defects

Construction defects are unfortunately very common and often lead to disputes over whether or not the deficiency is actually a construction defect, whether the construction defect is a design, material, or workmanship defect, and who should be held responsible for the defect. When most defects are discovered long after the completion of the project, it’s […]

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