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Subcontractor

Thinking Out of the Box

Problem solving is part of every contractor’s job description. Whether it is figuring out how to make up for time lost to bad weather or selecting a suitable replacement for a key material ingredient now out of stock, a contractor must…

Does a laborer have lien rights?

You may be surprised to learn that a laborer is actually given a lot of leeway under Florida lien law, having to comply with the least amount of statutory prerequisites to enforce his or her lien. Why's that? For one, a laborer need not…

Multiparty Checks In Construction

If a check is directed as payable to two or more payees whose names are separated on the payee line by a diagonal slash, or virgule symbol (as in the form of “John Smith/Bob the Builder, Inc.”) they are considered to be payable in the…

What is Bid Rigging?

There are different ways to rig a bid. Contractors get together and illegally collude to control the bidding process. There is bid suppression where someone agrees not to bid so another can obtain the award; there is also bid rotation…