Client Alerts & Publications

Documenting Contract Changes in Construction

Published Date:

11/16/2020

JD Holzheauser, a senior associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office, has written “Documenting Contract Changes in Construction” an article for Construction Executive. The article provides advice on actions a contractor can take during construction that will help them recover time or money when a contract’s schedule or scope of work needs to be changed. […]

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Reporting Incidents of Work-Related COVID-19 Fatalities and Hospitalizations

Published Date:

11/13/2020

On September 30, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new regulatory guidance to clarify employer reporting requirements of COVID-19 related work incidents that lead to either an employee fatality or hospitalization. The reporting requirement for fatalities from a work-related COVID-19 infection is triggered when an employee dies within 30 days of being […]

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Subcontractor Failure to Pay Employee Wages Could Fall on General Contractors

Authors:

Michael C. Zisa

Published Date:

11/10/2020

Michael C. Zisa, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Surety and Construction Related Insurance Defense practice, has written “Subcontractor Failure to Pay Employee Wages Could Fall on General Contractors,” an article for Construction Executive. The article discusses how general contractors must realize the risk of being held liable for a subcontractor’s failure to pay timely and […]

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Hunker Down and Don’t Get Burned

Published Date:

11/03/2020

This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. This year has been one for the record books, to say the least.  Not only has the pandemic disrupted businesses around the globe and certain construction projects, but we have seen a record-breaking year for wildfires throughout the United States and the hurricanes […]

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Essential Employees Who Contract COVID-19 May Be Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits: What New Jersey Employers Need to Know

Published Date:

10/21/2020

New Jersey employers make note: A recently enacted amendment to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act entitles “essential employees”—including construction and many other types of private sector workers—who contract COVID-19 to the presumption that their illness is work-related. Significantly, this amendment is retroactive to March 9, 2020, the date of the initial pandemic state of […]

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