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18Nov, 2020

Workplace Safety–the Unpreventable Employee Misconduct Defense

By |November 18th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, OSHA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Just because an employee gets hurt on the job does not mean you are facing an OSHA penalty.  Employers have a defense to an OSHA citation when the violation of a safety rule was due to unpreventable employee misconduct. However, proving this defense requires substantial planning, well before an incident [...]

12Nov, 2020

So You’ve Got A Construction Lien, Now What?

By |November 12th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Lien, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Contractors sometime believe that once the lien is filed, they are home free for getting paid.  Unfortunately, that is often not the case.  There are always concerns about whether the owner has sufficient funds to pay the contractor and subcontractors.  Obviously, that is why the lien was filed.  There are [...]

4Nov, 2020

Arbitration versus Litigation

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Arbitration, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Construction contracts often contain an arbitration or litigation provision.  While each forum has its advantages, a question often times overlooked is whether an arbitration provision is enforceable. Litigation is the Default Litigation is the default method of dispute resolution.  This is not to say that litigation is the best way [...]

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 [...]

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