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9Jul, 2019

Construction Project Problems–Who has to Pay for It?

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Construction Claims, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

I often harp on the importance of having an experienced construction attorney review your construction contracts.  A recent situation at Dartmouth College emphasized the importance of anticipating the unexpected when reviewing your construction contracts. Dartmouth is building a new $200 million engineering school, with a 340 vehicle underground parking garage. [...]

2Jul, 2019

Nebraska Construction Liens–How long do they last?

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Lien|Tags: , |1 Comment

This is a continuation of the series of blogs on preserving your rights to get paid on a construction project.  The most effective tool you have to get paid is by filing a construction lien.  But, there’s a lot to consider before you file that lien.  This blog will cover [...]

27Jun, 2019

ICE Inspections—Get Prepared Now

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, I-9 Audit, ICE|Tags: , |0 Comments

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for enforcing U.S. immigration laws, including auditing how employers are completing I-9 forms.  ICE conducted nearly 6,000 I-9 audits in 2018, nearly five times more than in 2017.  It’s time you get ready for an ICE audit by auditing your own I-9 policies [...]

25Jun, 2019

Bond Claims on Public Projects–Getting it Right

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Bond Claims, Construction Contractor Advisor|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ever get that sinking feeling on a public project that you might not get paid?  The good news is that in Nebraska, general contractors working on a project in excess of $15,000, must file a bond on the project.  This blog will address how to make a proper claim on [...]

20Jun, 2019

Make Sure to Pass on Subcontractor Claims

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Damages, Liquidating Agreement|Tags: , |0 Comments

When a contractor receives a delay claim from a subcontractor, it’s important to pass on the claim to the owner or the contractor could be liable for the subcontractor’s entire claim.  A recent decision out of New York underscores the importance of passing subcontractor claims to the owner. In the [...]

13Jun, 2019

New Cannabis Laws Make Employer’s Obligations Hazy

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Drug Free Workplace, Employment Policies|0 Comments

Cannabis laws are popping up around the country and are impacting the way employers select employees.  Take Illinois for example—it is now legal to possess and consume cannabis in Illinois, but employers can still maintain their zero tolerance policies, with certain significant limitations. Zero Tolerance Employers may still prohibit employees [...]

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