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7Oct, 2020

Executive Order Requires Government Contractors to Review Employee Training

By |October 7th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Executive Order, Federal Construction Projects, Government Contracting|Tags: , |0 Comments

On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order entitled Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping.  The Executive Order requires contractors to review the anti-harassment training they provide to their employees and include additional language in their subcontracts. The Purpose of the Executive Order The express purpose of the Executive [...]

30Sep, 2020

Change Order Best Practices—Document the Request

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: Change Orders, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

You know the situation, the project manager or superintendent just cornered you on the job site and told you that he needs some extra work.  But, what you do next may very well make the difference on whether you get paid for that extra work. Document the Conversation The first [...]

23Sep, 2020

Should you Update your Construction Contracts after COVID?

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Construction Law, COVID Construction|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There are few, if any, construction projects that were not impacted by COVID-19.  Now that we have all dealt with these impacts, it’s time to look ahead and determine if your construction contracts should be updated to address these impacts. Below are some provisions that you should review to address [...]

16Sep, 2020

Damages for Delays and Disruptions on the Project—How do you recover them?

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Damages, Construction Delays, Delay Damages|Tags: , |0 Comments

Construction projects around the country are experiencing delays.  These delays can lead to extended general conditions, idle labor and equipment costs, material cost escalation, and de-mobilization and re-mobilization costs.  But, how do you recover those damages? Notice The first step to recovering delay damages is to provide notice. But, your [...]

9Sep, 2020

How Not to Use a PPP Loan!!

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, Fraud|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota recently indicted a contractor for defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP").  Given the broad uses of PPP loans, this contractor went pretty far out of bounds to get himself indicted. The U.S. Attorney’s press release explained the underlying allegations. Strike One: The contractor applied for [...]

3Sep, 2020

What Does it Mean to Incorporate the Prime Contract?

By |September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

How often have you read that the terms of the prime contract are incorporated into the subcontract?  If you read your subcontracts, you’ve probably seen that language in every contract over the last 10 years. But, what does that mean?  It means you are bound by the terms of the [...]

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