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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 [...]

10Dec, 2021

Federal Contractor COVID Vaccine Mandate Stayed

By |December 10th, 2021|Categories: Associated Builders and Contractors, Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction|Tags: , |0 Comments

On December 7, 2021, a federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide injunction preventing the Biden administration’s Covid – 19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors from going into effect.  The injunction will remain in place until the court reaches a final decision on the matter, which could take several months. [...]

15Oct, 2021

The COVID Mandate FAR Clause

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor|0 Comments

The New FAR clause is out and the federal government is issuing amendments/modifications of contract notices on federally funded project.  For those of you new to this discussion, please check out our earlier blog on the new vaccine mandate.  As we warned you earlier, the federal government is now amending [...]

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