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IEC Members’ Opportunity to Support “Go Build Georgia”
“Go Build Georgia”, has been working diligently to change the face of the skilled trades and close the gap between Georgia’s highly skilled aging industrial workers and the young people entering the workforce. Go Build Georgia Educational Foundation is the private arm of “Go Build Georgia” and it is raising money for a statewide media campaign. You can become a donor to help with the efforts of “Go Build Georgia”.
As an investor, and partnering with “Go Build Georgia”, your business will gain direct access to a pool of new, skilled workers. Your investment helps to provide the foundation for the Governor’s Competitiveness Initiative to grow Georgia’s economy and ensure a competitive future for the state.
There are several levels of investment available to choose from that allow recognition on the website and literature, up to network and cable television advertisements tagged with your company’s logo. Click here for levels to invest. Click here for more details on Go Build Georgia Educational Foundation.
Join IEC and “Go Build Georgia” in the efforts to change the perception of skilled trade jobs throughout the public, and build a new generation of highly-skilled workers.
Changes to Lien law now in effect!
Time-lines and Other information in the Lien Process:
Notice of Commencement: Filed by owner or general contractor within 15 days of starting work on a project. Get a copy of this from the courthouse in the county where the work is being done. Contains: Name, Address and Phone number of the contractor performing the work. Also contains the name and address of the project, property owners information and other information about performance and payment bonds.
The contractor should post the Notice of Commencement on the job-site and provide subcontractors a copy upon a written request.
Liens must be filed within 90 days of completing work or providing material.
You must perfect a lien within 365 of the date of filing the lien. To perfect a lien you must file a lawsuit, proof of claim in a bankruptcy or a binding arbitration.
Notice of Liens, you must send a copy to the contractor or owner within 2 business days of filing the lien. You get extra time if day two falls on a weekend or holiday.
File an Interim Waiver and Release Upon Payment notice once significant work and payments are complete.
File a Final Lien Waiver form once the work is completed.
There is a specific font type and specific language that each Interim and Final Lien Waver must follow in order to be legal.
Affidavit of Nonpayment needs to be filed within 60 days of the Final Lien Waiver in order to protect your rights.
Again certain fonts and other language must be present in order to make the Affidavit of Nonpayment legal. You also must send a copy to the owner and contractor.
The new Lien Law in Georgia is complicated; therefore, you should become completely familiar with its requirements in order to protect your rights and contact your attorney to assure you have not given up your lien rights.
For legal advice on the Lien Law contact IEC Partner member Attorney David Moulds at 678-364-1171.