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Governor Reynolds signs mechanic’s lien bill

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On Friday, April 30, Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 561  (formerly SSB1006), a bill pertaining to mechanic’s lien. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2022....more

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New Criminal Prosecutions Under Pennsylvania Wage Laws Pose a Major Threat to Contractors

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The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and some state wage laws contain provisions that impose criminal penalties on violators.  These provisions, once rarely used, are taking on new life as government officials have...more

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IDOL On The PROWL: Looking At Non-Union Contractors To Debar For Technical Violations Of The Illinois Prevailing Wage Act

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Contractors beware – the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has ramped up audits of contractors as labor unions and related organizations flood the IDOL with “complaints. Remember, under the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act...more

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Iowa Title Guaranty issues bulletin modifying policies

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In March, Iowa Title Guaranty issued a March 17, 2021 Bulletin modifying its policies regarding residential prelien notices, i.e., Commencement of Work Notices and Preliminary Notices, on residential projects....more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

ASBCA Confirms the “Goldilocks Principle” in Government Contract Appeals

A letter from the contracting officer unequivocally directing the contractor to exclude specific costs from its cost submissions as unallowable may not be an appealable final decision. Contractors should seek...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Prevailing Wage Violations Land An Owner In Prison: A Sign Of Things To Come?

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The prevailing wage laws are somewhat complicated and can expose an unwary employer to thousands of dollars in wages and penalties if the employer does not comply. There are also occasions when flagrant violations of such...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

DBE Compliance When the DBE is not Compliant The Contractor’s Duty to Remain Vigilant

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Federal, state and local government projects have various programs designed to maximize contracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). By way of example, United States Department of Transportation...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

If You Want to Arbitrate, Better Ask for It (Sooner Rather Than Later) - Construction and Procurement Law News, Q1 2021

In our last issue of the newsletter, we told you of a decision of the United States Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit, in which the Sixth Circuit considered the issue of whether a party waived its arbitration right through...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Yoo can design but yoo can’t imply

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An agreement between a designer and property developer for the interior design of a luxury residential development did not require an implied term that the developer would sell the apartments within a reasonable time as a...more

Wiley Rein LLP

Service Contract Act: What You Really Need to Know Before You Submit That Proposal

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The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA) (also known as the Service Contract Labor Standards) continues to present challenges to government contractors, including both new and experienced industry players. As...more

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California Construction Law Update for 2021

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In the 2020 COVID-19 year, there were not that many construction-related cases decided by the California Courts of Appeal, and none by the California Supreme Court. However, there were a number of interesting cases that raise...more

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Landowner’s Duty of Care in Florida, and the Special Case of Contractors

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In a premises liability case, the landowner’s standard of care is determined by the category of entrant.  Post v. Lunney, 261 So. 2d 146, 147 (Fla. 1972).  See also ARP v. Waterway E. Assoc., Inc., 217 So. 3d 117, 120 (Fla....more

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Owner Liability To Construction Subcontractors In Contract Or Quasi-Contract

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The typical arrangement on most construction projects is that the property owner or developer engages the services of a general contractor or construction manager, which in turn subcontracts the work out to the various trades...more

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Wash Your Hands and Read Your Contract: COVID-19 Reminders for the Construction Industry

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A year into the pandemic, many of us are reflecting on how far we have come. While we may laugh at the memory of wiping off grocery bags with Clorox, some of the lessons, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, are...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

The Hidden Risk in Design-Build Project Negotiations: Copyrights

Of the countless issues contractors face on a construction project, immediate problems like scheduling, workforce, payment, and materials supply often overshadow intellectual property concerns. But, they shouldn’t—especially...more

Real Estate Counselors, PLLC

AIA Construction Contracts - The AIA 201 General Conditions

Introduction – Many construction projects are documented using an “AIA” form drafted by the American Institute of Architects. AIA forms are widely recognized as the industry standard. AIA documents, however, primarily protect...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Prompt Payment Legislation in Alberta: More Changes and Clarifications

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On October 21, 2020, following other Canadian jurisdictions, Bill 37, Builders' Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020, passed its first reading in the Legislature of Alberta. If Bill 37 receives royal assent, it will,...more

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Is Contractual Privity Required for Additional Insured Status? Courts Are Divided.

In a previous post, we addressed blanket additional insured endorsements and the role they play in passing insurance obligations downstream. In short, the purpose of a “blanket” endorsement is to grant additional insured...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Expansion of Premises Liability for Construction Owners

A property owner is generally liable for hazards on the property that injure others. On construction projects, this presents a significant risk for owners because there are always multiple hazards present, and the owner,...more

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Employer Insights: Florida’s E-Verify Requirements in 2021

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Last year, a new law was enacted requiring public and private employers to comply with Florida’s new E-Verify mandates, with Fla. Stat. § 448.095 of the Florida Statutes taking effect on January 1, 2021. The law makes the use...more

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Construction Contractors Beware: Think Twice Before Paying Prevailing Wage Assessments!

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Big Labor continues to use local, state and federal prevailing wage laws to target contractors they have a “beef” with. Since most prevailing wage audits are triggered by a complaint (including 3rd party complaints), trade...more

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All Is Not Forgiven: PPP Forgiveness And Credits

On March 23, 2021, The House Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure held a remote hearing titled: “The Interaction Between the Paycheck Protection Program and Federal Acquisition Regulations: What It...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Illinois Appellate Decision Highlights Importance of Enforcing Mechanics Liens Against All ‘Known’ Necessary Parties

On March 26, 2021, the Illinois Appellate Court issued an opinion affirming dismissal, with prejudice, of a contractor’s mechanics lien enforcement action. The decision highlights the importance of strict adherence to the...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Time to “Pay” Attention to Payment Provisions for Construction Contracts in Massachusetts

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I know what you are thinking . . . payment provisions have ALWAYS been key components of construction projects. Owners want to understand what they are paying for and that they are not over-paying. Contractors want prompt...more

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Uzbekistan takes further steps to ensure the transparency of public procurement through the public disclosure of information on...

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The Roadmap for ensuring the Republic of Uzbekistan's inclusion in the Open Budget Survey of the International Budget Partnership from 2020, which was adopted by the Resolution of the President in 2019, provided for the...more

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