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California Termination for Testing Positive (marijuana) in Pre-employment Drug Test

It is well-known that California is one of the states that allows recreational use of marijuana. But how does it affect the workplace? As seen below, employers may still enforce their no tolerance drug or alcohol policies in places of employment, notwithstanding that recreational allowance. What an employer may not do is: a) have a box in the employment application asking about arrests, convictions or use of marijuana; b) random drug testing as to current employees unless there is a ...
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Mechanic’s Lien Update–Who Gets Served?

When a mechanic's lien is filed or recorded with the clerk of the court in the county in which the property is located, or in some states, the recorder's office, it becomes a matter of public record. This means that title companies, buyers and sellers, realtors, and other persons have access to this information. They can receive it either by going to the archives of the clerk's office or retaining the services of an escrow or title company. But how ...
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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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