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Colorado Mechanic’s Lien–What Kind of Preliminary Notice is Required?

Some states require a preliminary notice before recording a mechanic’s lien. But what about Colorado? This state does require such a pre-lien notice but unlike other states that mandate its service near the beginning of the project, this type of notice is only required near the end and right before recording the Colorado mechanic’s lien. When serving a preliminary notice near the beginning of the job, the purpose is to identify the contractor to the owner who can then include ...
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HR Consulting–Are Binding Arbitration Provisions Valid for Employees?–Part 1

Whenever possible, employers wish to have their HR disputes handled through binding arbitration. There are a number of salutary reasons: speed, low cost, experienced arbitrators, no time-consuming discovery, no protracted attorney’s fees, elimination of most pretrial motions, representing yourself before the tribunal, and most importantly, putting a halt to expensive compensatory damages which usually come from runaway jury verdicts. But are these binding arbitration provisions in employment contracts binding? They are, if they are drafted in the right way. First ...
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Georgia Mechanic’s Lien and Pre-Lien Notices

In most states, including Georgia, simply filing a mechanic’s lien at the end of the project when you are unpaid, is not enough. If you are a subcontractor, you also have to serve a pre-lien notice as step one before that mechanic’s lien. The purpose of a pre-lien notice is to identify yourself to owners and make sure you are included in payments and partial lien waivers. Accordingly, Georgia has two types of pre-lien notices which might apply to a ...
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