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Contractors' Duties To Investigate Before Construction Begins
This podcast addresses contractors' duties to investigate a worksite before construction begins.
United States
1 Oct 2019
Construction One-Minute Read: Illinois Restricts Retainage On Private Construction Projects
Every private construction project in Illinois will be affected by a new law, effective immediately. The Contractor Prompt Payment Act (815 ILCS 603/1, et seq.)
United States
26 Aug 2019
NLRB's Proposed Rule Change Expands Employee Free Choice In The Construction Industry
To understand the proposed rule change we first provide a brief overview of construction labor law concepts.
United States
16 Aug 2019
Most Common OSHA Citations In Construction—And How To Avoid Them
In this podcast, Frank Davis and Jeff Leslie discuss common OSHA citations issued in the construction industry, including citations related to fall protection, scaffolding
United States
6 Mar 2019
Is Scabby The Rat Headed For A Deflating Experience?
Construction employers and general contractors are all too familiar with Scabby the Rat.
United States
5 Mar 2019
Homebuyers' Implied Warranty Of Habitability Suit Against Subcontractors Is Frozen Out By Illinois Supreme Court
Overruling 35 years of precedent, the Illinois Supreme Court has held that buyers of newly constructed homes cannot sue subcontractors for breach of the implied warranty of habitability.
United States
7 Jan 2019
Bill 66 Poised To Bring Additional Employer-Friendly Changes To Ontario
On December 6, 2018, the government of Ontario unveiled Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018. The bill is designed to reduce the regulatory and financial burden of operating...
13 Dec 2018
PODCAST: How Contractors Become Responsible For Project Design
In this episode, Randy Ruff and Jonathan Mraunac discuss how design delegation can occur and best practices for managing the associated risks.
United States
10 Dec 2018
Construction One-Minute Read: What If Your Insurance Carrier Negligently Provides Insufficient Coverage?
On October 18, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court clarified when the statute of limitations begins to run on a claim for negligent procurement of insurance by an insurance agent or broker.
United States
16 Nov 2018
Construction One-Minute Read: "OH No!" Buckeye State's Supreme Court Nixes Insurance For Subcontractors' Defective Work
In an opinion released on October 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that a general contractor's commercial general liability insurance did not cover the defective work of either that contractor
United States
15 Oct 2018
OSHRC Agrees With Ogletree Deakins' Argument That Construction Eyewash Standard Is Invalid
On September 28, 2018, the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) agreed with Ogletree Deakins' argument that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ...
United States
9 Oct 2018
Effective Use Of The Subcontractor's Sworn Statement
The subcontractor's sworn statement is one of most effective tools that contractors can use to ensure that lower-tier subcontractors and suppliers receive adequate payment throughout the job
United States
27 Sep 2018
NLRB Issues Joint-Employer Proposal (Beltway Buzz, September 14, 2018)
NLRB Issues Joint-Employer Proposal. Whoa. Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a proposed rule regarding its joint-employer standard. The proposed rule would undo the Board's...
United States
18 Sep 2018
NLRB Issues Joint-Employer Proposal. (Beltway Buzz - September 14, 2018)
Whoa. Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a proposed rule regarding its joint-employer standard.
United States
17 Sep 2018
Hybrid Cost-Plus Contracting With Lump-Sum General Conditions Offers Advantages For Contractors And Owners
The most common method of contracting for private commercial construction is reimbursement of the contractor's construction costs plus a fee, with a guaranteed maximum price.
United States
20 Jun 2018
Construction One-Minute Read: Proving Change Orders In Illinois
The basic requirements for proving a change order are firmly established under Illinois law. To obtain relief for a disputed change order ...
United States
5 Jun 2018
The First Six Months: How OSHA Is Currently Enforcing The Silica Standard In Construction
For construction employers facing uncertainty on exactly how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is enforcing the new silica standard in Construction, we now have a little bit of data...
United States
4 Jun 2018
Construction One-Minute Read: Medical Marijuana And The Illinois Workplace
There are roughly 30,000 people with medical marijuana registry identification cards in Illinois, and marijuana dispensaries are becoming a more common sight.
United States
29 Mar 2018
Construction One-Minute Read: Labor Harmony On A Mixed-Trade Project
Construction projects that have a mixture of union and non-union trades are becoming more prevalent.
United States
21 Nov 2017
Construction One-Minute Read: California Officials Put Additional Pressure On General Contractors To Prevent Wage Theft
General contractors' top priorities on a construction project are completing the work on time, completing the work within budget, and guarding against future construction defect claims.
United States
18 Oct 2017
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