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Defend, indemnify, and hold harmless - what does this contract language mean for a/e professionals?

December 27 2017 One of your clients has probably proposed contract language that requires you to "defend, indemnify, and hold harmless" the project owner for specific…

Can an architect be held liable for defects in construction?

November 7 2017 It is common on commercial construction projects for the owner to hire the architect to perform services during construction, in addition to…

Important Changes to FLSA Exempt Status and Overtime Regulations

May 20 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued regulations updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final regulations were issued on May 17…

Valuation of temporary easements

June 13 2017 Typically, the principles and techniques applied in appraising the land taken in an easement acquisition are the same as those applied in other…

To Indemnify, Hold Harmless and Defend; Frequently Used and Frequently Misunderstood Contract Terms - Let’s Review

June 4 2019 Contract terms addressing indemnity and requirements to hold another harmless or responsible for the defense of another are contract terms that…

Virginia’s Right To Work Law Is Under Attack

January 13 2020 Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) has introduced a bill to repeal a key provision of Virginia’s right to work law. Since 1947…

Virginia Will Focus On Misclassification Of Workers As Independent Contractors

December 19 2019 In August 2018, Governor Northam signed Executive Order 16, which established the Inter-Agency Taskforce on Misclassification and Payroll Fraud. The…

Compliance With Overlapping Solicitation Requirements

December 12 2019 Hopeful government contractors must be aware of all the requirements of a solicitation to avoid being deemed non-responsive. This is rarely a simple…

Small Business Size Standards: Calculation Of Annual Average Receipts

December 10 2019 As reported in the Federal Register, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is modifying its method for calculating average annual…

Mixed Economic News from the Construction Industry

November 25 2019 Navigating mixed signals in the construction industry; the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index through September 2019 indicates generally flat but…