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19Feb, 2020

Do You Want to Pay your Subcontractor’s Employee’s Wages? 

By |February 19th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Subcontractor|Tags: , |0 Comments

The simple answer is “Of course not!”.  But are you taking any precautions to make sure that it doesn’t happen to you? How can this happen? We’ve all heard the stories of a subcontractor that failed to pay its laborers prevailing wages on a Davis Bacon project.  Typically, the Department [...]

12Feb, 2020

OFCCP Updates the Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Affirmative Action Plan, Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|Tags: , |0 Comments

The OFCCP recently updated the Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) to help federal construction contractors better comply with their Affirmative Action obligations and reporting obligations. Below we review some of the key information provided in the TAG. Executive Order 11246 Under Executive Order 11246, contractors must “take affirmative action” [...]

5Feb, 2020

Surety Hires Terminated Contractor to Finish Project

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Defect, Construction Surety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Imagine a situation where the property owner finds significant problems with its contractor’s work and decides to fire the contractor.  The property owner promptly informs the surety seeking a replacement contractor to finish the project.  The surety investigates the situation and decides to hire the terminated contractor to finish the [...]

30Jan, 2020

Construction Contract Basics—Schedule

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Last week’s post on the Las Vegas Raiders’ stadium got me thinking about scheduling language in construction contracts.  Scheduling is a critically important piece of the construction contract puzzle, yet not all contracts contain firm schedules or even start dates.  This may be because the general contractor wants some flexibility [...]

22Jan, 2020

Scheduling on Construction Projects

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Delay Damages|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The schedule on construction projects is often as important as the budget.  So, when I read an article that identifies significant problems with a project, but specifically notes that the general contractor says that the problems will not create any delays, I often wonder if the parties are being realistic.  [...]

15Jan, 2020

Construction Contract Basics—Scope of Work

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law, Scope of Work|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This year, every other blog post will address common construction contract clauses. My hope is that my readers will either find the content a good refresher or provide a new understanding of common construction clauses.  Today, I’ll address the Scope of Work provision. Some contractors and construction attorneys would argue [...]

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