Workers’ Compensation: What Employers Need to Know

Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 4:38 pm    

Texas is one of the few states that does not require employers to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. As an employer, consider whether you have—or should have—Workers’ Compensation insurance or whether you are a “non-subscriber.” In this article, we’ll discuss workers’ compensation and what employers need to know.

Part 2 of the Top 10 Terms to Negotiate

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 6:08 pm    

The second set of contract terms that require your attention when you are reviewing the contract from your general contractor are the safety terms, bond terms, delay terms, dispute resolution terms, and lien waivers. A safety term in your contract can take many forms. Not only will you be required to comply with all OSHA […]

Five of the Top 10 Terms to Negotiate

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 6:04 pm    

Before you negotiate anything, the first thing you need to do is identify the contract documents. Typically, these include the project manual, the plans and specifications, and the terms and conditions. This information should direct you to the most important terms in your contract with the general contractor. These documents will help you determine if […]

Collections Gone Wrong by Courtney Stricklen

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 6:01 pm    

A party can run into problems collecting what they’re owed both before and after litigation. If the reader does not properly secure his interest prior to filing suit, he risks not being able to fully recover his damages. If the reader obtains a judgment against a party, but fails to timely execute on the judgment, […]

Domestication and Collection of a Foreign Judgment in Texas

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 7:50 pm    

Texas law provides different methods to collect on a court judgment regardless of whether the judgment originates from the state of Texas or another state. If you happen to have won a judgment outside of Texas, there are certain steps you have to take before you can enforce that judgment here. The full faith and […]

Pay When Paid vs Pay If Paid by Christina Gonzalez (Continued)

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 5:52 pm    

In our previous blog article, we learned about the two types of contingent payment clauses, the pay-if-paid and pay-when-paid clauses. In this blog article, we will discuss the ways to fight each type of clause if you should find that you have already executed a contract containing one of these types of clauses. As previously […]

Storms are here, Contractors. How to protect Insurance Funds owed to you.

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 5:49 pm    

Inclement weather and natural disaster creates a plethora of business opportunities for contractors in the State of Texas. After property has sustained damage as a result of water, inclement weather or natural disaster, many property owners seek reimbursement for the cost of repair from the property insurance carriers. There are many avenues for contractors in […]

Pay When Paid vs Pay If Paid by Christina Gonzalez

Posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 12:03 am    

Contingent Payment Clauses for the Subcontractor Imagine that you have signed a contract with a new general contractor. You have worked diligently to complete the work under contract and have complied with all of the contract requirements for your scope of work. After finishing the work, you have submitted your pay application/invoice to the general […]

The Benefits of Employment Forms and Personnel Records

Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 12:01 am    

Benjamin Franklin said “Remember that time is money.” This sentiment has been repeated over and over since he first wrote it over two hundred and fifty years ago. Many people use this phrase to mean that if you are wasting time, you are wasting money. While this is true and helps businesses become more efficient, […]

Restrictive Covenants, What are they? -Kelly Stamy

Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 12:00 am    

POTENTIAL TRAP OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS IN TEXAS A restrictive covenant in employment law is an agreement between a business and a worker (either a employee or independent contractor) restricting the worker from competing or soliciting the business’s workers or customers after the worker ceases to work with the business. Texas will enforce a restrictive covenant […]

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