Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP, is a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, construction lawyer, and owner of The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC, in Richmond, Va.
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"I am always reluctant to recommend that a subcontractor walk from a job for non-payment if it is possible to continue," construction attorney and REMODELING columnist Christopher Hill. "This is not so much for legal reasons, but for practical ones." Read why.
Using interns can save you money and possibly gain you a future employee that's already trained. But you need to understand the rules to avoid legal issues.