August 28, 2014 11:30 AM | Posted by Baker Donelson | Permalink

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August 1, 2014 2:40 PM | Posted by Wesley C. Redmond | Permalink

As part of President Obama's "Year of Action," President Obama yesterday announced the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (the "Executive Order").

The Executive Order will require prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations and prohibits federal contractors from entering into mandatory arbitration agreements with employees for certain civil rights violations.

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April 25, 2014 4:38 PM | Posted by Vincent Nelan | Permalink

On April 24, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued an opinion affirming summary judgment denying a claim by the estate of a subcontractor's employee against a general contractor's commercial general liability ("CGL") policy. Stephens v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2014 WL 1623737 (11th Cir. 2014).

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April 24, 2014 8:14 AM | Posted by Kevin Garrison | Permalink

The lack of LEED experience cost an incumbent service contractor the ability to protest the award of a federal contract to its rival, according to a recently released opinion from the United States Court of Federal Claims.

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April 15, 2014 12:06 PM | Posted by Stephen F. Chiccarelli | Permalink
Effective immediately Mississippi has a new construction lien law. read more
April 7, 2014 9:45 AM | Posted by Pudner, Stephen | Permalink
Force majeure clauses are a very important, but often overlooked, provision in all contracts, and are particularly important in construction and supply contracts.  Whether a force majeure clause is included in a contract, and the precise language of the clause, will determine the enforceability of the contract and the parties’ obligations thereunder if certain uncontrollable outside events—a “force majeure”—prevents performance.  Accordingly, contracting parties are well-advised to negotiate the terms of a force majeure clause to protect their interests and prevent excessive exposure to liability in the event of a force majeure. read more
March 14, 2014 3:42 PM | Posted by Wesley Redmond | Permalink

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to create new regulations making more workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime requirements.

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March 10, 2014 8:58 AM | Posted by Frilot, Mark | Permalink
Bakner Donelson's Mark Frilot wrote about a recent Federal Circuit decision for Division 1 of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry -- ADR, Dispute Avoidance, and Litigation. read more
January 28, 2014 10:42 AM | Posted by Nelan, Vinnie and Garrison, Kevin | Permalink
It has been widely reported that during his State of the Union address the President will announce a plan to issue an executive order requiring construction workers on federal projects be paid a minimum wage of at least $10.10 an hour. read more
January 23, 2014 9:20 AM | Posted by Garrison, Kevin | Permalink

The LEED rating system for green buildings made a brief cameo in a recent reported opinion arising out of a construction dispute in North Carolina.

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