Understanding CBA’s “Out of Area” Clauses

It’s not uncommon for a contractor signatory to a CBA with a local union or district council to, at some point, perform covered work in

2022-08-16T14:54:06-05:00August 16th, 2022|Legal|

Don’t Forget About Tax Credits for Voluntarily Providing FFCRA Leave in 2021

In April of 2020, we published this blog post regarding the newly enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and what it meant for contractors.

2022-07-25T14:32:38-05:00July 25th, 2022|COVID-19, Legal|

Understanding Your CBA’s Grievance and Arbitration Process

Almost every collective bargaining agreement (CBA) includes a process for resolving disputes regarding the CBA’s application and meaning. This is typically included in an article

2022-07-01T14:22:20-05:00July 1st, 2022|Legal|

Whistleblower Policy Template for Contractors

FCA Legal Counsel prepared a template whistleblower policy for contractors.

2022-05-26T14:33:57-05:00May 26th, 2022|Legal|

Understanding Lien Laws for all 50 States

Click here to access Lien Laws for All 50 States To protect your right to be paid, you need to file your liens under your

2022-04-01T14:20:54-05:00April 1st, 2022|Legal|

What Contractors Need to Know About Reopening CBAs

As contractors prepare for another year of bargaining, it’s important to remember that there are both statutory and contractual-required notices that must be provided. Indeed,

2022-03-30T16:45:10-05:00February 23rd, 2022|Legal|

Bipartisan Legislation Ends Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment & Assault Claims

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House and Senate have passed the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021”

2022-02-21T10:22:25-06:00February 16th, 2022|Legal, Legislative|

Understanding and Operationalizing Mandatory, Permissive and Illegal Subjects of Bargaining

Overview  During contract negotiations, contractors know that wages and benefits will always be front and center. But, what about other subjects, such as travel time,

2022-02-21T10:19:15-06:00February 14th, 2022|Legal|

Biden Administration Mandates PLAs on Certain Federal Construction Projects

On Feb. 4, President Biden issued Executive Order 14063 mandating the use of Project Labor Agreements (or PLAs) for certain federal construction projects in excess

2022-02-21T16:08:20-06:00February 10th, 2022|Legal|

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates – Where Are They Now?

In 2021, President Biden announced three vaccine mandates for private-sector workers: (1) OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard relating to COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing, 86 Fed. Reg.

2022-02-16T17:20:28-06:00January 26th, 2022|COVID-19, Legal|
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