Blog Post
01/05/2017
By Sunu M. Pillai

The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently held in the case of City of Rochester v. Marcel that the statute of limitations applies to municipalities in contract actions, providing contractors, engineers and architects with a defense not previously available. 

Blog Post
08/01/2015
By George E. Rahn, Jr.

Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) is a powerful tool for contractors and subcontractors to ensure that they receive prompt payment for their work and may entitle them to expansive remedies, such as attorneys’ fees and penalties. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that this Act does not apply to construction projects where the owner is a governmental entity.

Blog Post
03/24/2014
By Gregory M. Boucher

Beginning on March 24, 2014, federal contractors that have a government contract or subcontract of $50,000 or more and have 50 or more employees must implement new affirmative action programs, including: (1) asking in every job application whether the applicant has a disability; (2) keeping track of the number of applicants and newly hired employees who self-identify a disability; (3) striving for a 7 percent disabled workforce, and (4) submitting a new affirmative action program that includes recruiting efforts toward attaining a 7 percent disabled workforce goal.

Blog Post
11/22/2013
By Gregory M. Boucher

On November 19, 2013, the Associated Builders and Contractors (“ABC”) filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the implementation of new federal regulations affecting employers with more than 50 employees and with more than $50,000 in federal government contracts. The new regulations include a 7 percent disabled workforce goal and more stringent employer tracking of employment statistics. ABC has filed for an injunction to prevent the new regulations from taking effect on March 24, 2014.

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Blog Post
03/12/2013
By Garry R. Boehlert and Donald A. Rea

Continued budget cuts likely will trigger construction issues and disputes in the coming months and years. As a result, contractors should take precautions on federally funded construction projects.

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