Imagine you invent and build a handy tool. While all the components are relatively common, the specifications and configuration of the apparatus are quite complex and take you a long time to develop. The machine, though not patented, is kept in your … [Read more...] about How Can You Protect That Company Secret?
A tragic accident occurs. A motorcyclist collides with a car which he couldn’t see coming because of some large plants at the intersection – a preventable accident but for the obstructing shrubbery. Is the contractor who planted the shrubs … [Read more...] about The Accepted Work Doctrine: Still the Law In Florida
One-sided contracts present scary terms that can put your work and business at risk. These terms – heavily favoring “one party” of the contract over the other – generally put the most pressure on subcontractors. They find themselves caught between … [Read more...] about The Scariest Terms in Your Contract
Taking deliberate steps and paying close attention to contract dates and language will increase the likelihood of getting paid for your work. Thinking about and planning for these steps before you sign a contract will likely benefit your bottom line. … [Read more...] about A Subcontractor’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Paid
This pandemic has brought a lot of things into better focus. We no longer take as much for granted, and those terms we so quickly skimmed over in our construction contracts in the past, we now realize require a closer look. We have learned that … [Read more...] about Construction Contract Clauses You’ll Need Post Virus
If you’re a contractor doing any sort of repair, restoration, improvement or construction to a residential property in Florida, and receive a deposit or initial payment totaling more than 10% of the contract price, know you’re … [Read more...] about Contractors Are on The Clock and May Not Know It