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23Oct, 2019

Construction Contracts—Considering the Long Game

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Attorney Fees, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

 A recent case out of Maryland ruled that a subcontractor must pay a general contractor $2,500,000 for construction defects arising out of a 2004 project.  Now, the case did take three years to wind its way through the courts, but would you be ready to defend even a 12-year-old claim?  [...]

16Oct, 2019

300,000+ Comments on DOL’s Apprenticeship Rule

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeship Programs, Construction Contractor Advisor, Department of Labor|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Department of Labor received more than 300,000 comments on it Proposed Apprenticeship Rule.  The vast majority of those comments were from the construction industry, and not surprisingly the trade unions and ABC and AGC are split on the issue. The Department of Labor issued its proposed regulations on June [...]

9Oct, 2019

DOL Issues Final Overtime Regulations

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Exempt Employee, FLSA|Tags: , |0 Comments

This post is provided by one of Lamson Dugan & Murray's Employment Law Attorneys, Eric Tiritilli. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finally issued the overtime regulations, updating the salary thresholds for the white-collar exemptions, including executive, administrative, professional exemptions, and the highly compensated employee exemption under the Fair Labor [...]

2Oct, 2019

Construction Law Lunch and Learn

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Lien, Latest News, Lien Waiver|Tags: |0 Comments

Construction Law Join us Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. for a discussion of Construction Liens and Lien Waivers: Protecting Your Right to Payment During this presentation, we will discuss: Steps to ensure that you are preparing and filing your liens correctly What to review for before you sign [...]

20Sep, 2019

The Cost of Project Labor Agreements

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, PLA, Project Labor Agreement|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Last month a New Jersey contractor filed a lawsuit alleging that the requirement of a project labor agreement on the Scudder Falls Bridge cost the taxpayers of New Jersey and Pennsylvania over $70 million.  If the contractor prevails, it could be a major blow to the use of PLAs by [...]

13Sep, 2019

Do You Have Lien Rights under a Pay-if-Paid Contract?

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Construction Lien, Pay-if-Paid|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How often do you review the payment terms of a contract with an eye toward whether you are waiving lien rights under that contract? This is something you should consider if your contract contains a pay-if-paid clause. I am often times asked about the difference between a pay-when-paid and pay-if-paid [...]

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