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Advice for Sidejobs

If you don’t allow your crew to do any sidejobs, you may lose a few good men. Contractors and crews should work with each other so all can benefit. More

Minimize Bad Hiring by Knowing How to Perform Background Checks
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Minimize Bad Hiring by Knowing How to Perform Background Checks

Knowing the types of background checks and how to use them effectively can help in... More

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Carolina Custom Concrete Closes

Carolina Custom Concrete Inc., which provided concrete services to high-end home builders, has filed for liquidation after more than a decade in business. More

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Company Sues Texas town for Cement Policy

The largest U.S.-owned cement company filed a federal lawsuit accusing a Dallas suburb of unconstitutional discrimination for favoring the purchase of cement made in a more environmentally friendly process. More

Three Faces of Concrete Litigation
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Three Faces of Concrete Litigation

In the next few months, we would like to describe several examples where... More

Safety Is Important to an Owner
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Safety Is Important to an Owner

Protecting the welfare of employees, providing a safe work environment, and... More

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Reducing Curling of Concrete Floor Slabs

One of the most litigious issues for the U.S. concrete industry is floor slab curling. Though all parties involved in a project, including the owner of the project, share responsibility for a problem floor when it becomes a lawsuit, the contractor who constructed the floor often bears the brunt of the financial liability. Unfortunately, curling is present in nearly all finished concrete floors. More

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Liability Concerns When Providing Job References

One of the most troublesome problems that I face is the request for job references for a former worker. Fear of lawsuits makes me hesitant to provide that information. Are there guidelines on what I can and cannot say? More

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Documentation Is the Key in Wrongful Discharge Lawsuits

Firing an employee for any reason or no reason at all can land your company in court. In today's lawsuits for wrongful discharge, documentation of employee performance is often the key in determining who wins a suit. The documentation must support the discharge without contradicting performance reviews or being discriminatory. More

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Check Costs on Your Worker's Compensation and General Liability Premiums

Reducing the cost of business is of crucial concern to all contractors. Insurance premium charges for Worker's Compensation and General Liability represent an overhead expense that hasn't been given sufficient consideration as a possible area for cost cutting. More

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