Law https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/ en How to Mitigate 3 Key E-Discovery Challenges https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/how-mitigate-3-key-e-discovery-challenges <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">How to Mitigate 3 Key E-Discovery Challenges</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27409" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kathy Wells</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-11-17T20:23:31+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 11/17/2020 - 14:23</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{f39f41b1-dd24-42c1-b1e0-911afcad1d83}{252}" paraid="1082456411" lang="EN-US" lang="EN-US">Legal disputes are a fact of life in the construction industry.</p></div></div> </div> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:23:31 +0000 Kathy Wells 14225 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/how-mitigate-3-key-e-discovery-challenges#comments 6 Takeaways From the Online Dispute Mediation Experience https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/6-takeaways-online-dispute-mediation-experience <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">6 Takeaways From the Online Dispute Mediation Experience</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-10-28T14:26:34+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 10/28/2020 - 09:26</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>In addition to a full-time construction counseling and litigation practice, I also have an active mediation practice serving as the mediator. With stay-at-home orders and corporate travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, but parties wanting to keep the dates of previously scheduled mediations, I have recently found myself in a position where I needed to quickly learn how to conduct a mediation online.</p></div></div> </div> Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:26:34 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 14193 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/6-takeaways-online-dispute-mediation-experience#comments What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19 https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/what-employment-laws-could-look-after-covid-19 <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19 </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-08-06T19:02:29+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:02</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>The reopening of America’s workplaces is creating a variety of challenges for employees and employers alike. In some cases, employers attempting to resume operations are hampered, and in some instances, they are unable to do so due to laid-off employees’ reluctance or refusal to return to work. Many are receiving more in unemployment benefits as the result of the $600 per week federal enhancement than they would make working. That additional amount was scheduled to end July 31.</p></div></div> </div> Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:02:29 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 14092 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/what-employment-laws-could-look-after-covid-19#comments How One State is Enforcing E-Verify & How It Could Affect You https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/how-one-state-enforcing-e-verify-how-it-could-affect-you <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">How One State is Enforcing E-Verify &amp; How It Could Affect You</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-04-29T20:55:26+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 04/29/2020 - 15:55</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>The state of Pennsylvania recently passed a law regulating employee recordkeeping and the use of E-Verify. The labor law could have implications on the rest of the U.S., too. </p> </div></div> </div> Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:55:26 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 13951 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/how-one-state-enforcing-e-verify-how-it-could-affect-you#comments What's Happening in Washington & How It Could Affect Your Company https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/popular-now/whats-happening-washington-how-it-could-affect-your-company <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">What&#039;s Happening in Washington &amp; How It Could Affect Your Company</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/29960" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rachel Fulford</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-01-08T17:53:41+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:53</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Ready for the year ahead of us? It’s sure to be an interesting one. The United States economy is in one of its longest periods of expansion ever, unemployment is low and consumers are spending. Over the past several months, construction economists have fluctuated on their predictions for the year ahead before eventually settling on this: While the construction markets are expected to slow somewhat next year (current numbers are around 1.7% growth, compared to 3.3% in 2019), we aren’t heading into a full-blown recession.</p></div></div> </div> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 17:53:41 +0000 Rachel Fulford 13765 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/popular-now/whats-happening-washington-how-it-could-affect-your-company#comments Why Every Word Counts in Design-Build Contracts https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/why-every-word-counts-design-build-contracts <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Why Every Word Counts in Design-Build Contracts</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-12T22:09:38+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:09</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Design-build is quickly becoming the mainstay project delivery method for the United States commercial construction industry.</p> <p>According to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), nearly half of America's construction dollars will be spent on design-build projects by 2021. As described by the Construction Industry Institute, this is because design-build projects are delivered faster and at lower cost than either design-bid-build or construction management at-risk projects.</p></div></div> </div> Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:09:38 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 13708 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/why-every-word-counts-design-build-contracts#comments The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/disadvantaged-business-enterprise-program <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/29960" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rachel Fulford</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-10-21T15:40:05+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:40</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Most DBE programs, though implemented by the states via “uniform certification programs,” are based on the USDOT’s DBE regulations. To qualify as a DBE, the firm must be at least 51% “owned” and “controlled” by one or more “socially” and “economically” disadvantaged individuals. Details of qualification here. </p> </div></div> </div> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:40:05 +0000 Rachel Fulford 13607 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/disadvantaged-business-enterprise-program#comments How to Maximize Your Bond Programs https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/how-maximize-your-bond-programs <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">How to Maximize Your Bond Programs</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/29960" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rachel Fulford</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-09-23T19:14:10+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 09/23/2019 - 14:14</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Although you can’t eliminate risk in the construction industry, good planning, policies and internal controls can minimize it and ensure you have the bond capacity you need to win work now and in days to come. Take these tips from the NFL's playbooks. </p> </div></div> </div> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:14:10 +0000 Rachel Fulford 13509 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com What's New With Construction Contract Standards in Massachusetts https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/whats-new-construction-contract-standards-massachusetts <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">What&#039;s New With Construction Contract Standards in Massachusetts </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-09-06T20:37:43+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:37</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Construction contracts are arguably more important than other contracts because they guarantee the health and safety of all potential occupants of a building. But, they have always been fundamentally different from standard commercial contracts.</p> <p>So, when a construction case makes it to the call of the trial list, it is like the judge is being thrown a knuckleball after seeing a hundred fastballs. Construction contracts are a different creature than standard commercial contracts, sometimes with the intent that is counterintuitive to a judge.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 06 Sep 2019 20:37:43 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 13452 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/whats-new-construction-contract-standards-massachusetts#comments How to Prepare Dispute Resolution Clauses with Your Company's Best Interests in Mind https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/how-prepare-dispute-resolution-clauses-your-companys-best-interests-mind <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">How to Prepare Dispute Resolution Clauses with Your Company&#039;s Best Interests in Mind</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-08-09T17:05:01+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:05</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Architects and engineers (A/Es) regularly prepare the contract documents for projects, starting with the contract between the A/E and the owner and following with the contract documents between the owner and the prime contractor.</p> <p>It is an all-too-common occurrence that, in doing so, the A/E will include a mandatory arbitration provision in its contract with the owner compelling that all claims and controversies between the A/E and the owner be heard in arbitration.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:05:01 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 13363 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/law/how-prepare-dispute-resolution-clauses-your-companys-best-interests-mind#comments