Client Alerts

FY2021 H-1B Lottery: An In Depth Look at the Major Changes on the Horizon

Authors:

Michael Schewe

Published Date:

02/05/2020

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NYC Design-Build Law: Lowest Bid No Longer Ensures a Win

Published Date:

01/21/2020

Thanks to the newly minted “New York City Public Works Investment Act,” seven NYC agencies have been granted the authority to use a Design-Build Contract model when putting their construction projects up for bid. This approach, in which one contract outlines both design and construction requirements, is meant to cut project costs and reduce timetables […]

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AB5: New Requirements for Independent Contractor Classification, and Its Potential Impacts on the Construction Industry

Published Date:

12/17/2019

January 1, 2020 welcomes a new decade and ushers Assembly Bill No. 5 (“AB5”) into law in California, potentially impacting general construction contractors and subcontractors’ use of independent owner-operator truckers. Background On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom approved and signed into law AB5, which will take effect on January 1, 2020.  The California Legislature […]

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MTA Debarment Update

Published Date:

11/27/2019

Alliance for Fair and Equitable Contracting Today, Inc., a nonprofit formed by five trade associations, including the GCA, the BTEA and the NY Building Congress, has sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over rules that debar contractors for delays and cost overruns on MTA projects without regard to the reasons for the delays and cost overruns. […]

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Ahead of the Storm: Preparing for Dorian

Published Date:

08/30/2019

While Hurricane Dorian churns in the Atlantic with its sights currently set on the east coast of Florida, storm preparations should be well underway. As you are busy organizing efforts to secure your job sites, we at Peckar & Abramson offer some quick reminders that may prove helpful: • Review your contracts, particularly the force […]

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