Get To The Point: Tips for Writing Cure and Termination Letters

All contractors are likely to have to write a cure or termination letter at some point. Unfortunately for the contractor, this need usually arises...

A Fine Line: What the Law Says About Contractor Delays to Subcontractor Work

As a general proposition, if the owner delays the prime contractor by not performing its contractual obligations, the prime contractor is entitled to relief,...

OSHA Tightens VPP Eligibility

OSHA’s longstanding, often-praised “Voluntary Protection Program” (VPP) recognizes employers and workers in both the private and federal sectors who implement effective safety and health...

Where-Oh-Where?

Validity of Forum Selection Clause in Construction Contract Goes to Supreme Court. Sophisticated parties to a construction contract will often negotiate the manner, location, forum,...

Resolving Delay Claims In Real Time

Delay damage claims can be difficult, time consuming, complex, and expensive. Some of this is the nature of the claims themselves. But another contributing...

OSHA Interpretation Allows Union Reps on Non-Union Worksites

A new interpretative letter issued by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), dated February 21, 2013, but publicly released months later, has created...

Weather Delays

A Few Tips on Entitlement and Quantification Just this past month, we had substantial rain that caused flooding in many areas throughout Middle Tennessee. As...

OSHA Reform Legislation Heightens Enforcement Consequences

On March 22, 2013, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and 10 other Senate democrats introduced S. 665, the “Protecting America’s Workers Act” (PAW Act). This...

Watch Your Language

Avoiding the High Costs of Delays Schedule delays, and their concomitant costs, are an unfortunate reality for many construction projects. For the project owner or...

Labor and Employment Update

Employee Verification and the Newly Released I-9 Form Labor and employment laws regularly intersect with the construction industry—whether you are dealing with employment issues such...