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California’s New Parent Leave Act–What is Required?

California has just enacted a new law allowing some employees to have extended time off to care for their newborn children. Prior to the enactment of this new, both the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the California version, known as the California Family Rights Act, gave employees who have worked at least one year and accrued at least 1,250 hours, the right to take unpaid 12 weeks leave for bonding time with a new child ...
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California Mechanic’s Lien–New Rules for Preliminary 20-Day Notices

In California, it is not simply a case of recording a mechanic's lien without taking any other steps in between. In many cases, especially as to subs and suppliers, there is also the requirement of a preliminary 20-day notice. In the past, it was very simple as to these rules: regardless of your license status, if you did not have a direct contract with the owner, you are required to serve this pre-lien notice. But because of the confusion of ...
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Texas Claim of Lien–First the Preliminary Notices

As with most states, Texas requires a preliminary notice prior to recording a mechanic's lien. According to the legislature, there are specific reasons for this requirement. Essentially, this prevents the owner paying twice. A classic dilemma is when the owner pays the general but the money does not filter down to the subs and suppliers. A sub then files a Texas mechanic’s lien and demands the owner pay, which in this case would be paying double, by making the funds ...
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