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Contractors tend to avoid calling for legal help. Partly this is because they're used to solving their own problems, and partly it's because they don't want to rack up attorney's fees. But certain circumstances — let's call them legal emergencies — absolutely require immediate legal counsel.
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The true cost of labor
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Alfredo Valdovinos and his wife, Irma, work hard harvesting lemons in Santa Paula, Calif. Until recently, the couple and their four children lived in a two-room converted garage that didn’t have a kitchen. Even for a place that small, the rent was costly for the two farmworkers.
I preach endlessly about job-site safety and the importance of regular safety inspections.
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