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What you should know about using contract employees

As a business owner, it can seem like a good idea to hire independent contractors as staff in your business. You do not have pay taxes or withhold Social Security for these people, but you can get in hot water with the IRS if you are misclassifying employees as contractors. Although there is not a checklist that you can tick off to determine which classification to use, there are questions you can ask to make sure you are classifying your workers appropriately.

Phoenix construction industry picks up in March


If recent data is any indication, 2015 is on track to be a better year for those in the Phoenix area construction industry than 2014. Local data shows that construction is on the rise and more builders are requesting building permits.

Phoenix's commercial building permit requirements are extensive


Deciding to build a commercial property involves making a lot of decisions and a tremendous amount of planning. Before construction may begin, a property owner must obtain a building permit. The City of Phoenix provides a comprehensive checklist that details its requirements before the city will issue a building permit.

Is a building permit necessary when planning construction?


While improving one's home or business in Avondale might seem like a simple, straightforward process of securing the financing to do it, coming up with a plan and moving forward, it's actually more complicated than that. One aspect that must be considered is whether or not it's necessary to secure a building permit and what the process is for doing so. A key is to have the proper plans in place with construction designs and applying for the right permits.

Legal help for construction issues


In Avondale and across the state, those who are involved in the construction industry will have a great deal to worry about when it comes to moving forward with a construction transaction. It's not a simple matter of deciding what the customer wants built nor is it a case in which a construction company will be able to deftly dance through the various issues that arise when dealing in such a nuanced, difficult industry. Having legal assistance is imperative to achieving one's ends.

Using ROC to help settle a construction dispute


In Arizona, when there is a construction contract between two parties, there are times when disagreements will arise. One of the reasons that consumers and businesses are advised to deal with licensed contractors is that there is a way to settle a construction dispute without having to go to court. With the Registrar of Contractors (ROC), a complaint can be filed in an attempt to settle the disagreement.

Phoenix City Council approves construction projects


Commercial developers often breathe a sigh of relief when property is successfully purchased. Yet, this is often just one of the many steps that must be completed in order to build profitable businesses and residences. In far too many instances, construction disputes arise that threaten to leave a commercial developer with a delay and lost profits. Conversely, developers who fail to make on time payments to a builder or a material supplier may cause the construction company to lose money and time and might even damage its reputation.

Avoid construction problems by knowing Arizona's foundation


A 17.5 acre project that costs $90.5 million could be an Arizona contractor's dream, or a nightmare if something were to go wrong. A money-making project can easily have its profits eaten up if the building process has any delays or if problems are created during the building phase, creating a legal quagmire that could require special attention.

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