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More stories about Liability

  • Keep Your License Current

    The California Supreme Court recently made a decision that I personally disagree with. Does the court care what I think? I'm sure it doesn't. Do you care? Well, you should — even if you're in another state — because if you don't keep your license current, you could face the same problem as the...

  • Allocating Risk With "Additional Insureds"

    You're starting to get contracts on bigger and bigger jobs, even — can you believe it? — government contracts. Good for you. But it's important to know what you're getting into: These contracts may contain terms you don't typically see on smaller jobs.

  • Construction loan tips

    Loan negotiation is a critical component that, properly carried out, protects the borrower and the lender as well as helps ensure a good relationship.

  • Protecting Your Retirement

    Contractors who have spent years trying to make money often fail to think about how they will protect their assets once it's time to sell or close down the business.

  • How Long Should You Keep Business Records?

    What should you do with all those old business records that you store in file cabinets, boxes, and stacks in the corner? Do you have to keep them forever?

  • Why Subs Must Carry Liability Insurance

    As the general contractor, you have liability insurance to protect you from claims for bodily injury or property damage caused by your negligence. So why, you ask, is it important for your subs to have liability insurance, too?

  • When a Sub Is Injured on Your Job

    What's your liability when a sub is injured on your job?

  • Sexual Harassment Liability Extends to Subs

    Okay, here's the situation: You've hired a female carpenter, and while your guys are cool, she's having trouble with the suppliers and the subs. Could you be in trouble if you don't do something about that?

  • Legal: Where Does Your Subs' Liability End and Your Liability Start?

    Where your subs' liability ends and yours begins

  • Legal: Deciphering Catastrophic Insurance

    Making sense of catastrophic insurance