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|

Union Payroll 101: Taxes and Fringes, Union Dues & Vacation Fund

As we turn the calendar to 2022, now is a good time for contractors to review their payroll procedures and ensure that they are properly

2022-01-25T12:32:38-06:00January 20th, 2022|Legal|

A Signatory Contractor’s Year-End Checklist

As 2021 draws to a close, FCA Legal Counsel prepared a checklist to remind signatory contractors of the many recommended administrative tasks needed to close

2022-01-05T16:34:33-06:00December 14th, 2021|Legal|

A Checklist for Signatory Contractors’ Bargaining Efforts

FCA Legal counsel developed a CBA negotiation checklist for signatory contractors with suggested steps that help lead to a successful negotiation. Click here to download

2021-12-15T14:36:01-06:00December 13th, 2021|Legal|

Controlling Costs Under Existing Construction Contracts

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for construction contractors. Contractors who bid for work in 2019 and 2020 may still be performing work under

2021-12-09T11:59:14-06:00December 9th, 2021|COVID-19, Legal|
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