This is the third post in a three-part series discussing the impact of the U.S. Department of Labor final Davis-Bacon Act Labor Standards rule changes that go into effect on October 23, 2023.
This is the second post in a three-part series discussing the impact of the U.S. Department of Labor final Davis-Bacon Act Labor Standards rule changes that go into effect on October 23, 2023.
On October 23, 2023, substantial changes to U.S. Department of Labor regulations governing federally funded construction projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts go into effect.
The Minnesota Legislature had a busy first half of 2023 that included passing several major new employment-related bills.
On May 25, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, significantly contracting the jurisdictional reach of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) over wetlands. The majority decision is the most consequential CWA decision in decades, one likely to exclude millions of acres of formerly jurisdictional wetlands from federal regulation.
With the rise in construction projects that are audited, it is important for owners, general contractors and subcontractors of all tiers to understand both the basics and specific concepts regarding construction audits and seek legal counsel as needed.
Effective July 1, 2022, Iowa added an alternative project delivery method to the options available to Iowa public entities–construction manager at risk, also known as CM at risk and CMAR.
On June 17, 2022, the Iowa Supreme Court rendered a decision in the Borst Brothers Const. v. Finance of America case involving a mechanic’s lien, which addressed one aspect of the pre-lien notice requirement for Iowa subcontractors on residential projects.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are often part of the discussions my clients have surrounding a potential construction or real estate project to protect the confidential information regarding the project and proprietary information of the parties.
Over the next five years, $1.2 trillion in federal funds will flow into thousands of infrastructure-related projects throughout the nation thanks to the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
- New Davis-Bacon Act Rules Start October 23, 2023—Is Your Business Ready? – Part 3: How the New DBA Rule Raises Rates and Sets New Hurdles for Fringe Benefit Credit
- New Davis-Bacon Act Rules Start October 23, 2023—Is Your Business Ready? – Part 2: How the New DBA Rule Raises the Stakes and Likelihood of Noncompliance
- New Davis-Bacon Act Rules Start October 23, 2023—Is Your Business Ready? – Part 1: How the New DBA Rule Reaches New Workers, Worksites and Projects
- General Contractors Beware: New Wage Protections for Minnesota Construction Employees
- Supreme Court Significantly Contracts Scope of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Over Wetlands
- The Rise in Audited Construction Projects: What You Need to Know
- Construction Manager at Risk Project Delivery Method Now Permitted for Iowa Public Projects
- Iowa Supreme Court Issues Opinion RE: Subcontractor Preliminary Notices
- NDAs: What to Consider Before Signing on the Dotted Line
- Where Will It Rain? Project Opportunities Created by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act