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How do I find out what the prevailing wage is for a subcontractor we will be using for a General Contractor Project

GC asked if we will participate in DIR prevailing wage in our pricing for an install of our security system. We hire a subcontractor that places the system on project in 1 day and we monitor the system from afar. How do I find out what the prevailing wage requirement would be...

What is the law regarding what percentage of work that can be liened for non payment by a general contractor

We have a master contract to do 87 homes for flooring. In the middle of the work, the GC ran out of money and did not pay. We liened for the amount of the 8 homes, we were in the middle of installing at the time of default by GC. Was that...

We are a cement supplier, can we have lien rights if the material is shipped to a customers plant to be mixed with

We are a cement supplier, do we have lien rights if the material is shipped to a Plant, outside the customers job? The cement is mixed with other materials to create "concrete", then shipped to the jobsite.

how much retention is held on a public works job 5% or 10%?

Retention on subcontractors- how much is held?

What are average costs to perfect a lien in CA?

We are a supplier on a private project in CA. We have not been paid for 50% of our debt and feel sure we will need to not only file a lien, but will need to perfect it. Typically, what kind of costs are we looking at if we have to perfect...

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What You Need To Know About Construction Payment in California

This page helps you find the free California construction forms you need and answers to all of your questions about construction payment in California. Learn how documents such as pay applications, notices, contracts, lien waivers, mechanics liens, and more fit into California’s construction payment process and download your free lien, notice, or waiver forms. Select a document to learn more about how it applies to construction projects in California, see your specific requirements, and download a free PDF to get started.

It’s essential to exchange these documents when payments are flowing smoothly and when payment problems arise. These resources will help you navigate the payment process, increase visibility and communication, and avoid payment issues. But, if the need arises, they can also help you resolve payment problems and get paid what you earn.

If you need more information or can’t find the answer to a question, you can ask a licensed attorney for free and get a response fast.

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