A construction company needs a document retention policy to maintain a profitable business. Some laws vary from state to state, and not all documents require the same treatment. A retention program provides your organization direction on how long records and information should be maintained, retained, and how to dispose of the record when the retention period has been reached. If the records retention program is not followed, your organization may be open to liability or legal non-compliance, which could result in loss of income, reputation and/or hardships for not only the organization and its leaders.
This program will cover:
1) Overview of a formal document retention and destruction policy
2) Construction specific topics to consider
3) Risks of not following such a policy
4) Issues with dealing with paper AND electronic documents
5) Electronic solutions.
Guest Speaker: Ryan Hiss, Partner, Laurie & Brennan, LLP
Throughout his 22+ year career, Ryan Hiss has focused his practice on asserting and protecting the legal rights of those involved in the construction industry. He strives to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients and favorably resolve disputes as efficiently as possible — so his clients can focus on the building process, instead of legal issues.
Mr. Hiss’ construction practice is multi-faceted. He represents virtually all stakeholders associated with construction projects, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, equipment renters, architects, engineers and owners in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The subject matters of these disputes have varied over the years, including: defective construction, delays, differing site conditions, inefficiencies, failure to pay, change order disputes, contract interpretation, insurance coverage, design errors and omissions, mechanics liens, payment and performance bonds, and statutory violations.