OSHA Silica Rule Overview — Webinar 3.17

Omissions: Are You Covered? Probably Not…

Increasingly, contracts presented by general contractors contain clauses that create liability for ‘omissions,’ not just ‘commissions.’ An example of how this can impact your company: You might be charged an exorbitant amount — even more than the $$ amount of your services — if your sweeper broke down and so caused a work stoppage on the job. Your insurance policies will typically NOT cover this type of situation!

Be Aware of These Antitrust Violations

We have received several calls in the last few months asking what a business owner can and cannot do in terms of speaking with competitors. To help clarify, we have added this article to the WSA website.

Four ‘Legal Mythbusters’ for Sweeping Contractors

Construction law attorney, Joseph Katz, offers four ‘legal mythbusters’ for sweeping contractors. These are:
• Email communications are not legally binding
• As long as the owner has not paid the GC there is nothing I can do
• I must sign the GC’s boiler plate contract if I want the work.
• A partial or conditional lien release only releases the funds previously invoiced.

$ Collection Tips

Once you perform your work you need to get paid. To assist in that regard, we offer at the WSA website a PDF file from Zlien that offers a host of tips in this regard.

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