Common Employment Law Mistakes for Small, Start-Up and Growing Companies
Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued regulations that became effective on March 24, 2014 governing affirmative action requirements for disabled individuals and protected...more
In this issue;
- DoD Issues Proposed Rule to Amend DFARS Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions (DFARS Case 2014-D008)
- DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Private Sector Notification...more
Executive Summary: The D.C. Council is seeking to amend the D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Act less than one year after the last amendment. If passed, the amended law would substantially increase penalties...more
Get the project information up front -
You should ask your customer for the owner’s name and address, the location of the project, a copy of the payment bond (if any), and the general contractor’s name and address (if...more
Several new laws affecting North Carolina business owners take effect today:
-- In an effort to foster a competitive marketplace in the construction industry, HB 110 prohibits the state from requiring private...more
What is a Mechanic’s Lien?
In South Carolina, construction liens, called mechanic’s liens, are automatically created by statute to protect anyone “to whom a debt is due for labor performed or furnished or for materials...more
As many contractors and lawyers know, filing a proper mechanic’s lien in Virginia is quite difficult. Virginia law provides that a mechanic’s lien must strictly comply with all of the provisions of the code. Because the...more
Earlier this month, we reported that the D.C. Circuit rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “notice posting rule” that would have required nearly 6 million employers to conspicuously display the Board’s...more
Although the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision invalidating the Nation Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) notice posting requirement means that private employers currently are relieved of this obligation, the ruling did...more
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule goes into effect today, which officially starts the clock for covered entities, business associates, and their subcontractors to begin updating their agreements, forms, policies, procedures, and...more
The rules are changing when it comes to North Carolina lien and bond laws. And, the new provisions are substantially altering the way in which all parties involved in lien rights – from owners, buyers, and sellers to general...more
The following conversation is not uncommon at the outset of a construction dispute:
Contractor’s Lawyer: “My client is clearly owed millions of dollars for unpaid extra work and delay damages. What is your client’s...more
Today, the President issued a Sequestration Order that requires federal agencies to make uniform percentage reductions in each separate item in their budgets. Under that Order, the agencies will be obliged to apply a...more
March 1 has arrived without a budget compromise in Washington, DC. Barring a last minute deal before midnight tonight, across-the-board federal budget cuts are expected to go into effect. For employers, this will bring with...more
In This Issue:
1. New Online Filing System.
2. The Two Relevant Categories of Residential Construction Companies.
3. Two Notice Requirements for Residential General Contractors.
4. One Notice...more
A number of significant changes to North Carolina’s lien and bond statutes were just signed into law. In part, these changes are in reaction to concerns from the title insurance industry about so-called “hidden” liens, the...more
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