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Employee Leasing Arrangements May Have Unexpected Consequences

For contractors utilizing employee leasing arrangements – have you considered a payroll solutions company instead? While there is no denying the benefits of an employee leasing arrangement, you may be unaware that these arrangements can also expose your company to huge gaps in your workers’ compensation policy. Because employee leasing arrangements typically provide their own workers’ compensation policy for the leased employees, it is common for contractors to forego acquiring a […]

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OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Policies

OSHA has recently provided an interpretation of employer actions that they will view as retaliatory and not permissible.  These include certain: (1) Disciplinary policies, (2) Post-accident drug testing policies, and lastly (3) Employee incentive programs.  Below is a brief explanation of these policies to help employers avoid violating OSHA regulations. DISCIPLINE OSHA has made it […]

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OSHA Electronic Submission Deadline Approaching

This year’s deadline for submitting your 2017 OSHA reports is July 1, 2018. For the first time, all submissions must be made online via OSHA’s website. If you are an employer in a ‘high risk industry’ (like construction) and employ anywhere between 20 and 249 employees, you must submit your OSHA 300A forms online before […]

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Best Practices to Avoid Change Order Disputes

Change orders, when handled properly, can increase project profitability, reduce the likelihood of disputes, and protect the reputation of your business. However, change orders are one of the most common disputes for construction projects and are usually the cause of construction litigation. Not only do they modify the original contract, but they can also change the scope […]

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Succession Planning for Your Business

A good business succession plan finds its roots in a solid operating or shareholder agreement. Establishing baseline rules for who has voting interests, who can transfer their interests in the company, what happens if a partner dies, etc. all occur in the foundational documents of a company. In addition to a solid operating or shareholder […]

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The Importance of an Employee Handbook

A well-written employee handbook sets the rules and expectations for employees and can save you money in a number of ways. A good employee manual serves to increase administrative efficiency, decrease operating costs, and limit potential liability and legal costs. Employees should be expected and required to be familiar with the employee handbook and all […]

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FRSA Advocates on behalf of Roofers in Washington D.C.

On March 6 & 7, 2018, FRSA joined forces with the National Association of Roofing Contractors for the first ever Roofing Day in Washington, D.C. Roofing Day was a chance for roofing professionals from across the country to meet with Congress members to make sure their collective voice was heard. With at least 45 attendees, many […]

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Inlet Marina of Palm Beach, Ltd. v. Sean Diversified, Inc., 4D17-1406, 2018 WL 636210 (Fla. 4th DCA Jan. 21, 2018)

The marina brought an action against an engineer regarding the design of a concrete runway slab between a boat barn and boat launch area because of cracking, spalling, and other deterioration that developed over time. The engineer filed a motion for summary judgment arguing the statute of limitations had run, which the trial court granted. […]

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Blok Builders, LLC v. Mastec North America, Inc., et al., 43 Fla. L. Weekly D253b (Fla. 4th DCA Jan. 31, 2018)

Bell South contracted with Mastec to provide access to underground utility lines. Mastec subsequently contracted with Blok Builders to perform the excavation work. A homeowner sued Blok when a residential driveway collapsed causing personal injury. Blok then sued Bell South and Mastec. Bell South and Mastec responded with contractual indemnity claims against Blok. Blok argued […]

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Tennessee Statute of Repose

Each state imposes a strict time period in which a building or property owner may bring an action against a contractor, architect, engineer, or other construction professional for a construction defect; referred to as a statute of repose. Statutes of repose vary significantly between states. For example, Tennessee’s statute of repose states that the owner […]

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