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26May, 2021

Contractors Do NOT Have to Record Vaccine Reactions

By |May 26th, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID-19, Nebraska Construction Law, Vaccination|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On May 21, 2021, OSHA reversed course on employer-required COVID-19 vaccinations, no longer requiring employers to record vaccine reactions.  This is a great step forward for employers and is supported by both industry groups and labor unions. As you may recall, last February OSHA originally mandated that if an employer [...]

12May, 2021

Another Reason Not to Act As Your Own General Contractor

By |May 12th, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Statute of Limitations|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently issued an important opinion concerning the statute of limitations for a homeowners bringing claims against contractors. When an owner acts as his own builder or general contractor, he must file a lawsuit against a subcontractor within four years of the subcontractor completing its work, not [...]

28Apr, 2021

Material Cost Increases—Are you ready?

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Escalation Clause|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Construction contractors are seeing material costs increase, particularly lumber, steel and fuel. As you review your contracts for 2021 and beyond, you may want to consider adding a price-escalation clause the protect against material cost increases. What is a price-escalation clause? In its simplest terms, a price-escalation clause allows contractors [...]

14Apr, 2021

I’m sorry I asked.  What You Need To Know About Asking Employees If They Have Been Vaccinated.

By |April 14th, 2021|Categories: ADA, Construction Contractor Advisor|Tags: , |0 Comments

During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic the promise of a vaccine and a return to normalcy was the light at the of the tunnel.  A year later the ability to receive a vaccine is becoming rapidly available to people in almost all age groups, including your employees.  However, [...]

7Apr, 2021

Work Changes and Considerations

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: Change Orders, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Changes on construction projects are inevitable, especially with the reality of projects during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this inevitability, owners should consider including contingency in the budget to deal with change orders. Accounting for legitimate changes quickly and obtaining an agreement that the payment fully resolves the [...]

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