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Potential Challenge to Right-to-Work Laws - November 2022 Mon, Nov 21, 2022 Florida is a right-to-work state. When you hear the phrase right-to-work law, you may not be completely sure what it means. For example, do these laws give employees the right to work or do they give employers rights? Neither one, really. Read More

How Changes to Globalization Are Impacting the Supply Chain - October 2022 Fri, Oct 07, 2022 If you have purchased materials or done any consumer shopping lately, you know the supply chain is being strained. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the supply chain hard, as manufacturing slowed and transportation suffered interruptions. And now, the Russia... Read More

How Bankruptcy in Construction Impacts All Parties, Part 2 - September 2022 Fri, Sep 16, 2022 As discussed earlier in Part One of this article (FRM August 2022), bankruptcy filings in the construction industry can impact everyone involved in a project. From the property owner to the general contractor to the subcontractor, trades and beyond, ... Read More

How Bankruptcy in Construction Impacts All Parties, Part 1 - August 2022 Fri, Aug 19, 2022 As you know, every construction project relies on multiple parties to complete the project. Owners are under contract with general contractors and general contractors have agreements with subcontractors and other trades. When any of these parties fil... Read More

When to Use Promissory Estoppel - June 2022 Thu, Jun 30, 2022 As a contractor, you likely know that a clear, thorough contract is essential to every project. And you also know that when the owner requests extra work or any other revision, a written change order is required. However, there are times when the own... Read More

Recording Travel Injuries: The Latest from OSHA - May 2022 Wed, May 04, 2022 You likely know that if one of your employees is injured while commuting to work, which is not a work-related issue, you do not have to record it on your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) logs. However, based on a recent OSHA lette... Read More

Incorporation by Reference in Contracts - January 2022 Thu, Jan 20, 2022 We understand how a contract is formed but opposing parties love to confuse roofers by incorporating other contract documents into their agreement. Read More

Florida Sets New Requirement for Using Independent Contractors - December 2021 Thu, Jan 13, 2022 If your company uses individuals as independent contractors, you should be aware of a new requirement that went into effect on October 1, 2021. As part of Senate Bill 1532, you must report to the Florida Department of Revenue any independent contract... Read More