Joint Employer Bill Would Provide Clarity and Certainty to Small Businesses

  The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer. Testifying before two subcommittees of the House Education and Workforce Committee, NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, said, “The line that once clearly separated two employers is so blurry that neither I nor others in our industry can see where it lies. As…

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Toilet Problems? 4 Top Tips From Plumbing Experts

Best Service, a leading plumbing company in Orange County, California, offers some possible fixes to common toilet problems, so when you encounter a leaking toilet on the job, or yours at home starts acting funny, you don’t necessarily have to call a plumber. “Toilet plumbing operates on pretty simple principles,” says Brian Vardiman, owner of Best Service. “Sometimes the problems that occur most often are easy to diagnose, and if you’re the slightest bit handy, you can take care of the issue yourself.” Vardiman presents four of the most common toilet…

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A California Contractor’s Best Potential Remedy to be Paid During This Economy

Being a residential contractor in this economy, getting paid on foreclosed or failed projects can be difficult — be informed on a bonded stop notice. By John E. Bowerbank For years, unpaid contractors for construction projects have had the unique ability to record a mechanic’s lien against the property, making the contractor a secured creditor prior to getting a judgment, and therefore usually forcing the owner to pay the contractor to avoid a foreclosure of the mechanic’s lien.  However, in this economy, many owners have no problem walking away from the…

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