Client Alerts

Eleventh Circuit Reverses Attorneys’ Fee Award to Performance Bond Sureties in Dispute with Contractor arising from Claim against Subcontractor Performance Bond

Published Date:

01/15/2019

On October 26, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (the “Eleventh Circuit”) issued a decision which reversed an award of prevailing party attorneys’ fees to performance bond sureties in their dispute with a contractor arising from the contractor’s claim against a subcontractor’s performance bond. Had the lower court’s decision been […]

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AB 3018: Amendments to the Skilled and Trained Workforce Requirements on California Public Projects

Published Date:

01/15/2019

What California Contractors Need To Know About AB 3018 California contractors used to face limited consequences for non-compliance with the state’s skilled and trained workforce requirements on public works projects. A sea-change to the statutory landscape went into effect on January 1, 2019 as a result of Assembly Bill No. 3018 (“AB 3018”).1 The Code […]

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The Golden State Commits to Going Green – Why Contractors Will be in High Demand to Build the State’s Infrastructure

Published Date:

11/13/2018

On September 10, 2018 California’s Governor took an ambitious stance on environmental policy and signed Senate Bill 100 (“SB100”). The bill accelerates several Renewables Portfolio Standards (“RPS”) deadlines previously established by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill’s most notable effect—it requires that 100 percent of California’s electricity come from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. […]

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UPDATE: New York State’s Sexual Harassment Laws and Compliance Deadlines

Published Date:

10/31/2018

Effective October 9, 2018, employers in New York were required to adopt a compliant sexual harassment policy (or the State’s model policy which is available on the State’s website . However, the State has provided additional time for the training requirement to be met. All employees must complete the model training (available on the State’s […]

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New York State and City Pass Historic Requirements for Sexual Harassment Training and Policies: What Employers Need to Know to Comply

Published Date:

08/15/2018

New York State and New York City recently passed historic legislation requiring most private employers in New York to conduct annual sexual harassment training for all employees, effective October 9, 2018 (under State law) and April 1, 2019 (under City law). The legislation also includes expansion of existing protections against sexual harassment and additional requirements […]

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