Construction contracts often give general contractors discretion to dictate how, when, and where a subcontractor is to perform its work. But contractors are limited by a duty of “good faith and fair dealing” toward their subcontractors. In New Design Construction Company, Inc. v. Hamon Contractors, Inc., the Colorado Court of Appeals held that a general contractor breached this duty of good faith and fair dealing when it changed the subcontractor’s paving schedule from sequential to simultaneous paving of five bridges without promptly notifying the subcontractor. The court reasoned that without such a limit upon the general contractor’s discretion, the contractor could have ordered the subcontractor “to perform its paving work at midnight using teaspoons.” Thus, the duty of “good faith and fair dealing” requires contractors to give timely notice to subcontractors of a reasonable workload and schedule. --- P.3d ----, 2008 WL 2522306 (Colo. App. June 26, 2008).