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Finders keepers! Benefit options to attract and keep good employees

SAN ANTONIO - Many companies in the construction industry are experiencing increased difficulty in attracting and keeping good skilled laborers. One way to edge out the competition is to offer better employee benefits. One employee benefit becoming more popular with construction companies is offering retirement benefits to employees. For the purposes of this column, we’ll explore four basic retirement plan options, but there are other options ...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
INSURANCE

Driven to distraction

SAN ANTONIO - Distracted drivers are everywhere and are the single largest contributing factor to traffic accidents today. Consider this: during the 5 seconds it takes to read a text, a vehicle traveling 55mph will move approximately 250 feet down the road, or nearly the length of a football field. Because drivers are often preoccupied when driving, employers must evaluate the potential risks involved in the operation of both company-owned and no...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
11/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
LEGAL

Texas Supreme Court clarifies standard for suits against design professionals

SAN ANTONIO - The Texas Supreme Court recently considered two cases seeking to clarify the meaning of and standards in Tex. Civ. Prac. Rem. Code Ch. 150, which requires suits against design professionals to be supported by a sworn affidavit known as a Certificate of Merit (“COM”). When the plaintiff’s claims arise from the defendant’s provision of professional services, a COM must be furnished by a similarly licensed third-party expert wh...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
11/22/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
OSHA

Texas Top Construction Hazards in 2017

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The list of most frequently cited OSHA laws in construction over the last year:...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/29/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0