US Construction Spending Edges Up Tiny 0.1% In July

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by The Associated Press, and was published to the Long Island Business News on September 1st, 2020.

U.S. construction spending edged up a tiny 0.1% in July, breaking a string of losses due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Commerce Department reported that the slight July gain followed a 0.5% decline in June. In July, spending on residential construction rose a solid 2.1% while nonresidential construction fell by 1%.

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Long Island Construction Resurgence

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by , and was published to the Long Island Business News on August 31st, 2020.

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. almost six months ago, businesses across Long Island had to shut their doors indefinitely. Real estate sales temporarily stopped, restaurants reimagined their spaces and construction projects were put on hold. Now as September nears, paused construction projects have restarted and many contractors have already gone back to work. Continue reading “Long Island Construction Resurgence”

What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on April 30th, 2020.

Today, we would like to share an informative article written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention titled “What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19”. Within this article, you will learn more about how to protect yourself and slow the spread, what steps your construction employer should take to ensure the safety of their staff, and how to maintain healthy operations of your business. To learn more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please click the link here.

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Mount Sinai Plans $35M Wantagh Long Island Project

 

Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by , and was published to the Long Island Business News on August 11th, 2020.

Mount Sinai South Nassau and Mount Sinai Doctors will invest $35 million to refurbish a 60,000-square-foot building it owns in Wantagh. The long-vacant building at 2020 Wantagh Ave., formerly occupied by Verizon, will be renovated to provide multi-specialty healthcare services and advanced medical diagnostics.

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When is Lawyer Representation Truly Necessary?

Are you about to start a construction project and wondering whether hiring a Construction Lawyer is a necessary expense to add to your budget?  Wondering whether lawyers are recommended on large projects from start to finish or should lawyers be on the back burner until called upon?  Hiring a Construction Lawyer prior to beginning a construction project may become essential to protecting your rights, assets, and property, if (or when) faced with a defective construction project, an absent construction crew, or even a non-paying property owner.

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The Risks of Hiring Non-Local Subcontractors or Suppliers

Hiring a non-local subcontractor can lead to unanticipated issues for a contractor that otherwise could have been avoided if a local sub or supplier were hired instead.  Additionally, events that would ordinarily not seem to be an issue when using a local subcontractor, such as arranging an in-person meeting, have the potential to become much more complicated when trying to coordinate with an non-local subcontractor or supplier.  Keep reading for some important risks that homeowners and contractors should be aware of if contemplating hiring a non-local subcontractor or supplier.

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Construction Industry Challenges in Wage and Labor Violations

The minimum wage and overtime provisions under federal and New York law affect all employers, but contractors are further subject to an additional, unique wage scheme in the form of prevailing wages. To learn more, please download our complimentary article regarding New York Employment and Wage Law. Continue reading “Construction Industry Challenges in Wage and Labor Violations”

Invalidating Choice of Law or Forum Selection Clauses

Contracts commonly provide for a specific state law to apply (choice of law) or for disputes to be litigated or arbitrated in another state (forum selection). Unfortunately, out-of-state contractors often make subcontracts with New York subcontractors on New York projects subject to the laws of, and requiring disputes to be resolved in, other states, using the added expense and inconvenience as a means to dissuade subcontractors from pursuing claims.

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