Client Alerts

MTA’S New Debarment Powers Pose an Existential Risk

Published Date:

06/18/2019

The normal project and contractual risks faced by contractors, consultants and suppliers to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are considerable. A new law and regulations mandating that the MTA debar contractors, consultants and suppliers for unexcused schedule and cost overruns creates a new and unfair existential risk. The new law, Public Authorities Law Section 1279-h, slipped […]

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The Social Security Administration’s “No-Match” Letters are Back, and Employers Must be Careful

Published Date:

05/30/2019

The Social Security Administration has resumed the issuance of “No-Match” letters to employers, creating a murky set of obligations to avoid fines or penalties in the event of a Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) audit, sometimes called a Form I-9 or worksite enforcement audit. Employers who receive “No-Match” letters should act swiftly and deliberately, not only […]

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Medium to Large Employers Must Provide Pay Data by September 30

Authors:

Michael Schewe

Published Date:

05/24/2019

A recent court ruling affecting most mid-sized and large employers requires them to submit pay data related to diversity statistics by September 30.  As a result, it is imperative that employers start compiling the necessary information, referred to as EEO-1 Component 2 requirements. Although there is the possibility of an appeal, employers should prepare to […]

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2019 Legislative Changes Affecting the Construction Industry

Published Date:

05/24/2019

This article was co-authored by Melinda S. Gentile, Partner, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Miami and Cadian T. Baker, Paralegal, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Miami. The 2019 Florida Legislative Session recently concluded and a number of important construction-related House Bills (HB) and Senate Bills (SB) were presented during the Session. Below is a summary of those […]

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Effective October 1, 2019, Florida General Contractors Have a Statutory Right to Recovery of Attorney Fees Against a Defaulted Subcontractor’s Surety

Published Date:

05/14/2019

Florida contractors will soon have a level playing field, at least related to the right to recovery of attorney fees in certain circumstances. Effective October 1, 2019, the Florida statute by which legal fees may be recovered from insurers and sureties was amended to expressly afford that right to contractors. Florida’s Insurance statute, Chapter 627, […]

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