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6Jul, 2022

Working on Federal Projects—Beware of the Sovereign Acts Doctrine

By |July 6th, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Federal Construction Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

Contractors working on federal projects continue to face losses caused by COVID.  Recovering these losses is proving difficult and the Sovereign Acts Doctrine may make it even more difficult. The Sovereign Acts Doctrine balances the government’s dual role in acting as a contractor and the sovereign.  When the sovereign takes [...]

1Jun, 2022

Do you have insurance coverage for that?

By |June 1st, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Insurance, Latest News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Contractors are often surprised to learn that they do not have insurance coverage if the materials they provide fail.  A recent case out of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (which oversees Alabama, Florida and Georgia), upheld the trial court’s ruling that a contractor’s insurer was not required to cover [...]

27Apr, 2022

Beware of Waiving Your Arbitration Rights Through Your Conduct

By |April 27th, 2022|Categories: Arbitration, Construction Contractor Advisor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Contractors are no strangers to arbitration or mediation clauses in construction contracts.  These provisions clearly identify the process for dispute resolution at the outset of a project rather than having to deal with disputes over how to resolve disputes.  However, a recent case in Florida illustrates the importance of following [...]

15Apr, 2022

The Department of Labor is Updating Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Regulations

By |April 15th, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Davis Bacon Act, Federal Construction Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

Last month, the US Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the Davis-Bacon wage regulations.  Specifically, the Department proposes to amend regulations issued under the Davis-Bacon that set forth rules for the pre-determination of Davis-Bacon wage rates. The Davis-Bacon Act, created in 1931, requires contractors and [...]

22Mar, 2022

Federal Contractors–Are you ready to register with the OFCCP?

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Federal Construction Projects, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|Tags: , |0 Comments

On February 1, 2022, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) launched the contractor portal through which Federal Contractors must register their organization.  Federal Contractors will have until June 30, 2022 to certify that they have complied with Affirmative Action Plan requirements. WHICH FEDERAL CONTRACTORS HAVE TO CERTIFY? Service [...]

15Mar, 2022

How to Get Paid on Public Projects in Iowa and Nebraska: The Little Miller Act

By |March 15th, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Iowa Miller Act, Little Miller Act, Nebraska Miller Act|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Congress enacted the Miller Act to provide protection to contractors furnishing labor and material on federal projects.  Many states, including Nebraska and Iowa, have enacted “Little Miller Acts,” which provide that same protection on state and county public projects.  These laws require general contractors on certain government jobs to carry [...]

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