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Is a contractor responsible for unpaid subcontractor wages?

It seems straightforward: You are hired as a contractor for a project in California, you enlist the services of a subcontractor to complete the project, the work is finished and you move on to the next job. However, what happens if the employees hired by your subcontractor bring up claims of not being paid all that was promised to them? If your subcontractors fail to properly compensate their employees for the work they have done, can you find yourself in hot water over unpaid wages or improperly disbursed benefits? It is quite possible.

What are some reasons for bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is not an easy decision to make, and it is certainly not for every Californian. If you think you can avoid it by consolidating debt, cutting back on expenses or any other means, you should weigh those options too. If you decide to move ahead with bankruptcy, know that you are not alone.

How much can you recover for design deficiencies?

Your first call after securing the rights to a new construction project in the San Francisco Bay area may be to a design firm to get the process started on planning your new build. The designs and specifications that come from its plan will drive much of the work that goes into your project and ultimately affect whether or not you will be able to finish both on time and on budget. Thus, any deficiencies in the design can have devastating consequences. According to, complaints over design deficiencies make up 38 percent of all construction disputes. This begs the question of how should you deal with such disputes? 

The pros and cons of Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Californians who are backed into a financial corner may start seeking new options to alleviate their stressful burdens. One such option is filing for bankruptcy, but there are many different types of bankruptcy that can be applied for. Each serves its own purpose, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. First, we'll look at Chapter 7, the most popular form of bankruptcy.

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