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26Aug, 2020

The Economics of Litigation Must Make Sense

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Litigation, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Much as the economics of a construction project must make sense, the same is true when you are considering litigation.  The costs associated with litigation must be considered in light of the potential recovery.  A recent decision from the Nebraska Court of Appeals drove this point home. The case, Scheichinger [...]

12Aug, 2020

Why You Need an I-9 Audit

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

As you all know, you must complete an I-9 for all new hires.  And, as of last May, you should be using the most recent I-9 form.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) takes I-9’s very seriously and while I-9s are not difficult to complete, [...]

5Aug, 2020

FIGG Bridge–Debarred for 10 Years?

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Debarred, Federal Construction Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspended FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc. from participating in any federally funded projects and has proposed a 10-year debarment, which would bar FIGG from performing work on any federally funded or assisted projects. The FHWA decision to bar FIGG is based on FIGG’s [...]

29Jul, 2020

OSHA—More COVID Updates

By |July 29th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID-19, OSHA|Tags: , |0 Comments

OSHA has issued new Frequently Asked Questions addressing when an employer must report work-related cases of COVID-19.  Unfortunately, the FAQs seem contrary to the 24-hour hospitalization rule. As you likely know, section 1904.39(b)(6) requires employers to report an inpatient hospitalization only if the hospital admission occurs within 24 hours of a [...]

22Jul, 2020

Federal Contractors—Are your EEO and AA policies in place?

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Affirmative Action Plan, Construction Contractor Advisor, EEO Policy, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you are a federal contractor, you probably have equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) and affirmative action (“AA”) plans in place.  But if you are scratching your head and wondering if you have implemented these policies, perhaps it’s time to contact your local construction attorney and get some help drafting and [...]

15Jul, 2020

Buy-Sell Agreements-An Important Tool for your Construction Company

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Corporate Formalities|Tags: , |0 Comments

Having a well drafted Buy-Sell Agreement is as important as having the right tool for the job. A recent Nebraska Supreme Court opinion serves as a reminder of this fact or you could spend thousands of dollars and years litigating about rights and interests in the company. This case involved [...]

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