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Construction Contractor Advisor

4Mar, 2022

Does Your Company Require Employees To Be Vaccinated for COVID-19?  A New Law In Nebraska Applies to You!

By |March 4th, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Legislative, COVID Vaccine, COVID-19|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Although we may be seeing the light at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel, for those employers who have instituted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, a new law in Nebraska applies to you. On Monday, February 28, 2022 Governor Ricketts signed LB 906. LB 906 requires employers who have [...]

23Feb, 2022

Modifications and Release Agreements in Construction Contracts

By |February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Change Orders, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Construction contracts typically allow for modifications during the course of performance. Parties can agree to change the scope of work or price that was originally agreed to. For example, contractors can run into unexpected costs due to another’s negligence or delays. Material costs may go up and the contract price [...]

8Feb, 2022

Biden Signs Executive Order Requiring Project Labor Agreements

By |February 8th, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Executive Order, Federal Construction Projects, Project Labor Agreement|Tags: , |0 Comments

On February 4, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on the use of project labor agreements (“PLA”) on federal construction projects.  The Order will not go into effect until the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council drafts regulations, which must be issued by June 4, 2022. President Biden’s executive order is [...]

25Jan, 2022

COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID-19, Force Majeure|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The resurgence of COVID-19 has increased the importance of force majeure clauses in construction contracts. Here are some things to consider for your force majeure clause. Effect of Force Majeure Clause Force majeure clauses seek to excuse the nonperformance of a party. A party is no longer obligated to perform [...]

11Jan, 2022

What you need to know about Indemnification Clauses

By |January 11th, 2022|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Indemnity clauses|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Construction projects are risky, and parties allocate risk to reduce their own liabilities. Indemnification clauses shift risk from one party to another, but they come in may shapes and sizes. Therefore, it is important to read yours carefully. Terminology and Effect of Indemnification An “indemnitor” promises to compensate an “indemnitee” [...]

20Dec, 2021

OSHA’s Vaccine Rule—Reinstated

By |December 20th, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Employment, COVID-19, OSHA|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The tug-of-war on vaccination continues.  On December 17, 2021, a federal appellate court lifted the stay on OSHA’s emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure employees are vaccinated or are testing regularly.  The appellate court’s decision was immediately appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. What [...]

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