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7Apr, 2021

Work Changes and Considerations

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: Change Orders, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Changes on construction projects are inevitable, especially with the reality of projects during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this inevitability, owners should consider including contingency in the budget to deal with change orders. Accounting for legitimate changes quickly and obtaining an agreement that the payment fully resolves the [...]

24Mar, 2021

Settling your claim? Make sure you get paid.

By |March 24th, 2021|Categories: Construction Claims, Construction Contractor Advisor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Your work on the project is done, but your final payment is delayed. You then hear that the owner and general contractor are arguing about final payment.  The owner contacts you directly to pay your final pay application.  You sign the release and get your check. But, the check bounces.  [...]

10Mar, 2021

Is that an Employee or an Independent Contractor? 

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Employee, Employee Classification, Independent Contractor|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Nebraska Court of Appeals has again answered the age old question of whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.  In Wight v H&S Contracting the court found that an individual who held himself out as a single employee operation was an independent contractor. In this case, [...]

3Mar, 2021

Lien Waivers—Worth a Thorough Review

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Lien Waiver, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Throughout a project, and especially at the end, you are likely being asked to sign a lien waiver. Given the significant impact that these waivers may have on your opportunity to get paid, how closely are you reviewing lien waivers before you sign them?  Here are some points to think [...]

17Feb, 2021

I’m Not Getting Paid. Can I Terminate the Contract?

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law, Termination|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’d like to say that the answer is clearly yes, but that’s rarely the case with construction contracts.  Ultimately, it will come down to the facts of your situation and whether the construction contract specifically allows you to pull off the job. Not Getting Paid Not getting paid is probably [...]

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