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OFCCP Publishes New Compliance Assistance Materials For Compliance Check Reviews
On May 8, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) went live with a new Compliance Checks webpage.
United States
13 May 2019
And So It Begins Again: OFCCP Has Posted New List Of Contractors That May Be Audited
On March 25, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published a list of contractors and subcontractors identified for a potential compliance evaluation in Fiscal Year 2019 (which will end on September 30, 2019) ...
United States
28 Mar 2019
OFCCP Announces Timing Of CSAL List Posting
The CSAL List names contractors and subcontractors identified for a potential compliance evaluation in the fiscal year.
United States
6 Mar 2019
2018 OFCCP Year In Review And What To Expect In 2019
The year 2018 brought increased activity and significant changes to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
United States
21 Jan 2019
Supreme Court Concludes "Wholly Groundless" Exception Is Inconsistent With Federal Arbitration Act
On January 8, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided whether courts may disregard contractual language calling for an arbitrator to decide questions of arbitrability if the argument that the arbitration agreement applies to the particular dispute is "wholly groundless."
United States
16 Jan 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
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
OFCCP Eases Requirements For Contracts To Provide California Wildfire Relief
On November 20, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to assist those affected by the California wildfires.
United States
26 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
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
OFCCP Proposes Changes For Contractors Using Functional Affirmative Action Programs
On September 11, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it has proposed changes regarding functional affirmative action programs (FAAPs).
United States
17 Sep 2018
Arbitration Class Waivers Upheld At Supreme Court. (Beltway Buzz – May 25, 2018)
No, this week's edition of the Buzz will not be in #ALLCAPS, but folks in D.C. are certainly excited that their hockey team made it to the Stanley Cup Final.
United States
29 May 2018
Seventh Circuit Finds Five-Year Sale-of-Business Noncompete Agreement Valid
In January of 2011, Miller sold E.T. Products to a group of investors.
United States
28 Dec 2017
Maine's Governor Vetoes Bill To Regulate Commercial Sales Of Marijuana
On November 3, 2017, Maine Governor Paul LePage announced that he had vetoed a bill sent to his desk with tepid support that would have taxed and regulated the commercial sale of recreational marijuana.
United States
17 Nov 2017
Ninth Circuit Upholds Owners Rights To Seek Contribution From Third Parties For ADA Violations
In a victory for owners of facilities covered by the ADA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a property owner's right to seek contribution from third parties who fail to perform...
United States
1 Jun 2017
Construction One-Minute Read: Allowance or Contingency?
While both relatively simple concepts, allowances and contingencies are often confused with one another. Conflating the two can lead to pitfalls. An easy way to remind oneself of the difference is: allowances are for known unknowns, and contingencies are for unknown unknowns.
United States
25 May 2017
Taking Over Or Letting Go: The Legal Ins And Outs O The Ontario ESA's Building Services Provisions
Although it is common for building and property managers to rely on third parties for on-site services, familiarity with the building services provisions of Ontario's Employment Standards Act...
United States
12 May 2017
Construction One-Minute Read: The Unbearable Lightness Of Being An Additional Insured
The "additional insured" provision is one of the most critical provisions in a contract, yet is usually an afterthought. Contract negotiations over scope, schedule, and budget can...
United States
20 Feb 2017
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