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24Jan, 2024

Wages for Federal Construction Projects: New Requirements Under Davis-Bacon Act and Executive Order 14026

By |January 24th, 2024|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Davis Bacon Act, Federal Construction Projects|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How much are you paying your employees?  Wages for federally-funded construction projects have increased under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and Executive Order 14026. The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (“DBRA”) applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on federally-funded or assisting with contracts in excess of $2,000.00 for the construction, [...]

2Jan, 2024

Your Contract Terms Should Not Be “Standard”

By |January 2nd, 2024|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Many clients come through our doors because a project has gone wrong due to obligations they unknowingly take on after signing “industry standard” contracts. Standard industry contracts make for good starting points, but careful contractors will want to move beyond, or at least study, the “typical” terms in a contract [...]

8Dec, 2023

Open Communication and Good Contracts Keep the Peace

By |December 8th, 2023|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It is a common occurrence for a home construction project to encounter delays, whether due to a change in project scope, weather conditions, delayed building materials, or a labor shortage. These delays can cause problems which can be avoided with a simple concept: open communication and clear provisions in a [...]

23Oct, 2023

Is a Contractor Entitled to Prejudgment Interest on Contracts in Nebraska?

By |October 23rd, 2023|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In a recent ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court, the answer was YES. Nebraska’s prejudgment interest statute provides that parties are entitled to twelve percent (12%) interest per annum on money due on any instrument in writing (such as a contract), unless the parties agree on another amount or to [...]

16Oct, 2023

It’s Almost Time to Submit your EEO-1 Forms

By |October 16th, 2023|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, EEO-1|Tags: |1 Comment

October 31st is fast approaching. This is important, not because that’s Halloween, but because that is the day employers may file their EEO-1 Reports.  Employers completing the EEO-1 must submit and certify their workforce demographic data and must use their new Unique Entity Identification Number, not their old DUNS number.  [...]

31Jul, 2023

Preparing for OSHA’s Proposed Changes to PPE Rules

By |July 31st, 2023|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, OSHA, PPE|Tags: , |0 Comments

Earlier this month, OSHA announced that it is seeking to revise the national Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard for the construction industry to make clear that PPE must fit each employee properly.  OSHA’s proposed revision to the standard would align the PPE standard for construction with that of general industry [...]

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The Midwest Construction Contractor Advisor was created to offer legal discussion and encourage the use of social media in the construction industry.

Craig F. Martin

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