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The practice of law is changing. You need to understand whether your firm is positioned for success in the coming years. Our free Small Firm …

Choosing A Law Practice Management System

Below is the presentation I gave last week at Above the Law’s Academy for Private Practice in Philadelphia. Choosing a Law Practice Management System …

Construction workers safer when they ditch the manual: study

The literacy levels of construction workers are low relative to other industries, and yet prescriptions about how to work safely are often buried …

7 construction execs' keys to success

The construction industry has struggled to attract and retain quality employees amid the ongoing worker shortage. To find out what qualities …

Court Rejects Government's False Claims Act Theory

Here’s a link about a lower court award that was reduced by 98% on appeal based upon the application of reasonableness and common sense.<p>I’ve done …

Iowa

Performance Bond Claims: A Step-by-Step Guide for Contractors

It’s the moment every contractor dreads: when a claim is filed against the performance bond. Despite best efforts to fulfill the contract, many …

Small Business

Avoiding 'the perp walk on the 6 o'clock news': The dangers of workers' comp fraud

There's no getting around it: Workers' compensation insurance, commonly referred to as workers' comp, is a huge cost of doing business, particularly …

The Dotted Line: How to navigate 'the 3 Cs' of construction bonding

<i>This feature is a part of "The Dotted Line" series, which takes an in-depth look at the complex legal landscape of the construction industry. To view</i> …

Breaking new ground: How to crack open the federal contracting world

When you hear about the billions of federal dollars pouring into state coffers for highway and infrastructure projects or read about …

Business Administration

'Know what you're getting yourself into': How to steer a company through the construction insurance process

Anyone in the construction game knows that obtaining business insurance and being able to provide proof of that coverage to an owner, general …

Why virtual reality's 'democratization' could transform the construction industry

From science-fiction movies, to video games, to real-world applications like flying a plane or driving a car, virtual reality is the ultimate …

The Wild Chef

The Impact of Pay-if-Paid Clauses on Payment Bond Claims and Mechanic’s Lien Rights in Virginia

The Impact of Pay-if-Paid Clauses on Payment Bond Claims and Mechanic’s Lien Rights in Virginia<p>Since 1995, Virginia courts have recognized the …

Home Improvement

Contractors Joint-check Agreements Use at Your Peril

Journal Issue:<p>Column Name:<p><b>Journal Article:</b><p>Joint checks are often used in the construction industry to ensure that material suppliers get paid and to …

Finance

16 Plugins to Help You Communicate With Your Users

A website is a communications tool. You create one to communicate with visitors, and to give them somewhere they can communicate with you.<p>Whether …

Social Media

ProStyler - Multipurpose Wordpress Platform

• Super Easy And Quick To Use:<br>• Effortless Drag And Drop Builder<br>• 50+ Ready-Made Eye-Catching Layouts Ready To Go<br>• Build Custom Designs<br>• Sub 2 Minute …

Fix Netflix’s User Interface With God Mode

Ever spend more time looking for something to watch on Netflix than actually watching something on Netflix? That’s because of the site’s addiction to brevity. Titles are hidden by sliding bars that requires clicking to reveal more titles. This bookmarklet fixes the issue. It’s called God Mode and I …

How to make your Gmail address public without going nuts

At a time when we're all socially connected, making your email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do.<p>It can …

Apps

To Be Clear: A Longer Leader Catches More Trout

Three extra feet of leader/tippet is worth more than 30 extra feet of casting distance, in most trout fishing situations.<p>Let me explain that a little …