The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a new retainage law applicable to most private construction projects that took effect on Nov. 6, 2014. The Retainage Law limits retainage to 5 percent of each payment and regulates the...more
New Federal Minimum Wage Applies to Contracts Entered After 1/1/15 -
In the rush of kicking off 2015, don't forget that there is a higher federal minimum wage. Effective January 15, 2015, for all federal contracts (but...more
In This Issue:
- Retainage limited to 5 percent in Massachusetts: Outlier or coming to your state?
- Pennsylvania overhauls mechanic’s lien law with creation of state construction notices directory
A new law is now in effect for contracts executed after November 6, 2014, that not only affects the amount of retainage that a construction stakeholder may withhold but also mandates processes for project completion. In...more
Massachusetts enacted a new retainage law that will require owners, prime contractors and subcontractors to pay retainage according to the law’s terms on a construction contract if...
On Aug. 8, 2014, Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to Fair Retainage Payments in Private Construction." Massachusetts now joins numerous other jurisdictions in the regulation of retainage on private...more
The Alabama Code was recently amended in a number of important ways affecting the retainage that may be withheld on private construction projects in Alabama. These changes took effect on September 1, 2011, and only contracts...more
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