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Employment

Advantages of Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace is a big talking point these days. Most agree that having an organization made up of diverse individuals with varying backgrounds is a crucial element of building a successful organization. So what exactly is diversity in the workplace? Diversity in the workplace can be defined as an organization that is made […]

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Employer Hiring Tips

One of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry today is the lack of skilled labor. While finding employees may be a challenge, finding the right employees for your organization can be even more difficult. In this article we will discuss a few items that will ease the challenge of hiring new employees and help […]

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4 Reasons Your Workers are Walking Away from the Construction Industry

No matter what industry you work in, getting your employees to sustain a feeling of excitement about their occupation is one of the greatest challenges faced by employers. Small conversations with employees can reveal a lot about how an employee feels about their job. One way to quickly gauge an employee’s level of engagement is […]

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Understanding Overtime Laws and Your Employment Contract

Whether you work in a sales position, retail, or the service industry, there are tons of industries in which employers fail to properly compensate their hardworking employees. In this brief article, a Tampa overtime lawyer will discuss a few “creative” (and illegal) ways an employer can try to avoid paying their employees their rightful wage […]

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Helping Employees Pay for Retirement Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, a Jacksonville construction attorney from Cotney Construction Law discussed the importance of helping employees pay for retirement through the use of an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan, such as a 401(k) plan. After breaking down the two primary types of 401(k) plans, traditional and Roth, we circled back around […]

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Helping Employees Pay for Retirement Part 1

As a contractor, you’ve spent years forging valuable relationships with many of your workers. Loyalty and integrity are two important values in the construction industry, but this road goes both ways, and your workers want to know that they’ll have the financial security to live out the rest of their life in quietude when the […]

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Construction Unemployment at a Record Low. So What’s the Problem? Part 2

As we covered in part one, the construction industry is currently reaping the benefits of a record low unemployment rate. However, these numbers may be hiding an uncomfortable truth: workers and construction firms are still struggling. Below, a Colorado Springs construction law attorney at Cotney Construction Law will be discussing the downsides of an incredibly […]

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Construction Unemployment at a Record Low. So What’s the Problem? Part 1

The construction industry has a record low employment rate this year, as evidenced by the 33,000 jobs added this April. This is an incredible turnaround considering that the Great Recession was just over a decade ago. But can this growth last, or are we just experiencing the peak of a cycle and the beginnings of […]

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The Risks of Working with an Unlicensed Subcontractor

As a general contractor, you’re not only responsible for meeting the scope of work, reaching the agreed upon deadline, and managing your own workforce. You’re also responsible for the work performed by your subcontractors. If a general contractor fails to perform their due diligence and hires an unlicensed subcontractor, whether or not they know it, […]

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The Damage Caused by Unreported Employment Part 2

Unreported employment can be a serious offense that has life-changing consequences for the employers that are committing it and the workers that are victims of it. In part one of this two-part series, we looked at how unreported employment can damage the honest contractors and companies that build our roads, bridges, and houses. Now, a […]

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