How to Recover Retention Payments Without a Lien or Lawsuit

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Retainage rules rank among the most frustrating over-complifications in the industry, but they're also some of the most important. When your customer refuses to let go of those retention payments that you've rightfully earned - how can you fight to get ahold of what's yours?

How to File a California Payment Bond Claim

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For those who provide construction labor or materials to California public jobs, the state's Little Miller Act ensures that payment will be made. Like every other state's Little Miller Act, California's requires that the prime contractor secures a payment bond for the benefit of their subcontractors and suppliers.

What Are Prevailing Wage Laws?

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There are a number of things contractors must consider when working on public projects - not the least of which are prevailing wage laws. If a contractor finds themselves in violation of these laws, serious penalties could apply.