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3 Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allows contractors and owners to settle their grievances without the need for time-consuming and costly litigation. However, in many cases, contractors and owners aren’t aware that ADR is an option. With such vast sums of money in play, it’s natural for disagreements to occur during a construction project, so it’s imperative […]

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Avoiding Miscommunication with Clients

Communication is one of the most important factors in any partnership, and this is doubly so when large sums of money are on the line. As a contractor, you need to be able to cultivate a positive relationship with your clients that results in clear channels of communication that keep everyone on the same page. […]

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Conflicts of Interest on Construction Projects Part 2

As we covered in part one, a conflict of interest has the potential to derail a private construction project. But what happens when a conflict of interest presents itself on a government contract? Below, a Greensboro contractor attorney will be discussing how to spot and mitigate conflicts of interest on public construction projects. Organizational Conflicts […]

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Conflicts of Interest on Construction Projects Part 1

Everyone involved in a construction project has a vested interest in seeing the project through to completion. However, when collaborating parties have conflicting goals, it often leads to an ugly dispute. In this two-part series, a Greensboro construction lawyer at Cotney Construction Law will be discussing conflicts of interest as they appear on private and […]

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Avoiding Electronic Payment Disputes in the Construction Industry

In an increasingly digital age, the use of electronic payments is becoming more and more common as professionals across every industry embrace the ease and speed of payment platforms like Authorize.net, Square, and PayPal. That said, with new technology comes new problems, and in some circumstances, convenience paves the way for payment disputes. As a […]

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3 Questions Every Contractor Should Ask When a Dispute Arises

When a dispute arises, whether the result of an owner refusing to pay, a defective work claim, or something else entirely, contractors need to team up with an attorney to protect their firm from undue legal ramifications. When a dispute arises, it’s vital that contractors know how to respond to keep their business operating smoothly […]

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The Hospitality Industry and Wage and Hour Laws Part 2

Whether deliberate or accidental, employers in the hospitality industry often violate wage and hour laws. This results in servers, bartenders, cooks, hostesses, and dishwashers being potentially owed additional compensation. To make matters worse, the Department of Labor (DOL) is also cracking down on restaurants that violate these laws. In the first part of this article, […]

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Construction Lawyers and Retainer Agreements

Construction firms should consider having a Nashville construction dispute lawyer on retainer. In this brief article, the construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law will discuss what exactly a retainer is and how it can benefit your firm. Remember, if you are involved in a dispute with an owner, subcontractor, or vendor, consult an attorney today. […]

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Collective Bargaining Problems Part 2

In part one of this two-part article, the Florida contractor lawyers at Cotney Construction Law discussed the structure of unions in the construction industry and detailed the role a business agent plays in helping unions organize. In addition, we briefly covered some of the issues that occur during the collective bargaining process, many of which […]

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Collective Bargaining Problems Part 1

Collective bargaining in the North American construction industry relies on an international union to issue or remove charters and to alter the composition of local unions through their organization and combination as determined to be best suited to the needs of the employees represented by the union. International unions, like the Laborers’ International Union of […]

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