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Law on Immigration and its effect on General Contractors and Subcontractors

Just a few months ago, in June 2011, the “Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act” was signed into law in the U.S. state of Alabama. This bill became our country’s strictest anti-illegal immigration law, yet.

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What is a Bedsore

Bedsores, more properly known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are lesions caused by many factors—such as unrelieved pressure, friction, humidity, shearing forces, temperature, age, continence, and medication—to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas such as sacrum, elbows, knees, and ankles.

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Alabama’s Private Work Retainage Bill Goes Into Effect on Sept. 1, 2011

Alabama construction subcontractors are celebrating a major legislative victory that will help them get paid faster for the work they properly perform on private construction in the state.

On June 9, Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed S.B. 437, which limits the amount of retainage contractors can hold from subcontractors on private construction projects to 10 percent. For subcontractors that have had more than 10 percent retainage held from their progress payments, this change will greatly improve cash flow. Previously, there was no retainage limit on private construction projects in the state.

“Alabama construction subcontractors are working in a tough economic environment,” said ASA of Alabama Executive Director Monique Solorzano, Birmingham, Ala. “The relief provided by these laws is a welcome life-line for many firms struggling to stay open.”

The ASA of Alabama-initiated measure also makes several other improvements to Alabama’s retainage laws. It reduces the rate of retainage to zero after 50 percent of the project is completed. In the event that a contractor holds excessive retainage on its subcontractors, the contractor is required pay interest penalties of 1 percent per month.

It also establishes a time frame for paying retainage on private projects. It states that the owner “shall release and pay retainage” to the contractor no later than 60 days after the contactor completes its work as defined by the contract, or no later than 60 days after “substantial completion” of the project — whichever occurs first. Payment of retainage to subcontractors is subject to the same payment terms.

The law takes effect on Sept. 1, 2011. (source: The Daily Dirt)

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