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- An Introduction to the Davis-Bacon Act
Contractors working on Federal Projects typically must meet minimum wage requirements. Sometimes, the prevailing wages on Federal projects are higher than required on state public works projects or private project. It's important to know the minimum wage-rate prior to bidding on any government projects.
- Non-Compete Agreements
It is the fear of almost all employers – a key employee quits and begins to work for one of your competitors. Concerns rise, and the employer begins to assess the potential damage: What important information did the employee take? How is this going to impact my customers? Are my sales going to drop? Is my business in danger? If these are serious concerns, you will need legal counsel to obtain an injunction that prevents the employee from working for your competitor.
- Infrastructure Development in Texas Maritime Ports: Funding Challenges
The Texas Maritime Port System is an engine that is fueling both local and national economies.
- The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative in Texas
The Texas Agricultural Land Trust has a new program to conserve Texas agricultural working lands, The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative.
- It's Time to Prepare for the Legislative Off-Season
It's nearly half-way through the 2016 legislative interim and we’re right around the corner from the 2017 legislative session. For many, this is the perfect time to lay the groundwork for the next legislative session. What can you do to prepare for the next session? With the help of an experienced Texas lobbyist you can begin to prepare your legislation for next session, start a grassroots or media campaign for public support and find the right legislator to sponsor your bill.
- The Defense Base Act: A Brief History and Explanation of the Administration of Benefits
The Defense Base Act is a federal workers' compensation program, which provides medical and wage-replacement benefits to military contractors injured while working on a wide variety of U.S. defense projects worldwide.
- The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine and the Defense Base Act
The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine has been the subject of numerous lawsuits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act. What is it? How have the courts applied it to claims? Where did it originate?
- Common Defenses for a Breach of Contract Claim
Breach of contract claims — when one party sues another for failing to deliver on the terms of a written or oral agreement — are one of the most common business disputes in Florida courts today. Consequently, it is useful for Florida business owners to be aware of some of the common defenses for a breach of contract claim:
- Georgia's Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity Does Not Prevent Surety from Suing State
In a very recent case, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the lower courts' decisions to allow a performance bond company (who had to complete a public works project) to sue the State of Georgia for its default.
- 8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contracts
In today's cut-and-paste world, even leading contract attorneys make mistakes. If you want to make your contracts easier to read and promote a problem-free project, then consider implementing some of the changes which we have suggested here.