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10Jun, 2020

Liquidated Damages—They Must have a Reasonable Basis

By |June 10th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Liquidated Damages, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A recent case out of Pennsylvania refused to allow an owner to assess liquidated damages for project delay.  This case serves as a reminder that if you are including liquidated damages in your construction contract, there must be some reasonable basis for the amount of liquidated damages. In this case, [...]

3Jun, 2020

Indemnity Obligations in the Age of COVID-19

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID-19, Indemnity clauses, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COVID-19 has created chaos in the construction world.  One of the biggest problems is staffing projects to meet deadlines on the project.  But, what if your company is hit with a COVID-19 outbreak and you cannot staff the job?  Have you already agreed to indemnify the upstream contractor or owner [...]

27May, 2020

Best Practices in Dealing with COVID-19

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

We have all been dealing with the impact of COVID-19, but the situation becomes more personal when one of our own employees reports that he or she is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.  And, with all the guidance out there, it may be difficult to figure out exactly what to do. [...]

20May, 2020

Sending Employees Home to Avoid Catching COVID-19? Remember Your ADA Obligations.  

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction, COVID Employment, COVID-19|Tags: , |0 Comments

Over the past several months, EEOC, DOL, OSHA and other federal agencies have provided answers to dozens, if not hundreds, of questions regarding how employers should handle their responsibilities to employees during this unprecedented time.  The EEOC has reminded employers of their obligations, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, to comply [...]

12May, 2020

New I-9 Forms—Are you using them?  You should be.

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Form I-9, I-9 Audit|Tags: , |0 Comments

With everything else going on this Spring, employers may have forgotten that they need to start using the new Form I-9.  You can find a copy of the new Form I-9 here.  This new form, which was published in January, 2020, went into effect on May 1, 2020 and employers [...]

6May, 2020

OSHA Relaxes Compliance Obligations

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, OSHA|Tags: , |0 Comments

Recognizing the difficulties employers are facing during the ongoing pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released an enforcement memo, entitled “Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.”  This guidance relaxes enforcement for failures to provide annual training or [...]

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