Published: April 23, 2019

A bill pending in the Illinois legislature (HB2838) exemplifies a nationwide trend in the construction industry to hold a contractor who has a direct contract with an owner (“Direct Contractor”) liable for the unpaid wage and fringe benefit obligations of its subcontractors on a private project.

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Published: January 2, 2019

Public Private Partnerships or, as they are commonly known, P3s or PPPs, are a method of involving private parties in some or all of the financing, design, construction and operation of traditionally public building or infrastructure projects.  Recently, P3s have become a more popular means

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Published: July 13, 2018

Illinois is the most recent in a number of states to consider legislation that modifies the practice of withholding payments from contractors and subcontractors as retainage.  The practice of retainage has been regulated by the vast majority of states for public projects, private projects or

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Published: March 26, 2018

Illinois is considering joining the growing ranks of states that restrict retainage withheld on private or public construction projects.  Illinois Senate Bill 3052, invalidating contract clauses calling for retainage in excess of 5% for most privately funded construction projects, was passed

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