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Statutory Subcontract Limits & Requirements for North Carolina Subcontracts: The Short Summary©

Authored by attorney Neil Lowenstein1 Below is a short summary of some of the statutory requirements and constraints in the North Carolina code regarding subcontract requirements for North Carolina projects (commercial or public). Pay when paid (NCGS § 22C-2). Performance in accordance with its contract entitles subcontractors to payment (NCGS § 22C-2). Payment by an… Read more »

North Carolina “Little Miller” Payment Bonds: The Short Summary©

Authored by attorney Neil Lowenstein1 Like many states, North Carolina has “Little Miller” code provisions intended for the protection of those that furnish labor or materials for North Carolina public projects since those persons cannot claim claims of lien against the real property. It covers the construction, reconstruction, alteration or repair of any public building… Read more »

Industry Opposes Senator McCain’s Jones Act Repeal Rider to Keystone Pipeline Bill

Authored by attorney Daniel R. Weckstein, Esq. Last week, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) offered an amendment to the already controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill.  His amendment would repeal the Jones Act and its protections for the American shipbuilding and maritime industry.  Under the Jones Act, vessels used for coastwise trade in the United States must be… Read more »

Policy Changes in Government Contracting Regarding the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Persons (LGBT)

Authored by attorney George Nicholos The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which accepts and investigates administrative complaints regarding alleged acts of discrimination from applicants or employees, recently released its final ruling implementing Executive Order (EO) 13672, signed by president Obama on July 21, 2014. Executive Order 13672 amends prior Executive Order 11246 to… Read more »

New Updates to Cobra Notices Include Affordable Care Act Information

Authored by attorney Jay Rixey The U.S. Employee Benefits Security Administration recently announced updates to its model notices informing employees of their eligibility to continue health care coverage at the end of their employment through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).  The purpose of the changes is to include information related to the Affordable… Read more »