Category Archives: Construction Law

Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

Once again, the folks over at the ALPS411 Blog have let me invade and post some thoughts from the world of solo construction practice.  This time, they asked for (and I hope I delivered) some of my better thoughts on “letting go” of work once the work day is done.  Here’s a bit of an…

Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction disputes and other types of sophisticated business litigation.  Originally from Iowa, he graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois…

Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim. I have posted on the basics of a Virginia payment bond claim previously here at Musings.  One of these basics is the 90 day notice requirement…

VOSH Jumps Into the Employee Misclassification Pool

The proper classification of workers by construction companies has been on the radar of the Department of Labor for both the US and Virginia governments for quite a while.  While most of the misclassification is innocent and not done to create issues, there have been enough instances of purposeful misclassification of certain workers as independent…

Reminder: Quantum Meruit and Breach of Construction Contract Don’t Mix

Originally posted 2012-12-17 09:00:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterConstruction contracts (preferably written ones) are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings.  In a world where the contract is king, having a written construction agreement is a key component of any properly run construction project.  However, even with the best construction contract…