As I sit down to write my annual list of resolutions for contractors, I am amazed at how much things changed in 2020. Construction was going well and then, in March 2020, COVID-19 hit. At first, we thought it was going to be a disaster for the construction industry. States, cities and towns shut down projects and many applied for PPP loans. Then, something amazing happened. Construction was considered an essential service and everyone was back to work.  That said, the work world changed: companies were donating their PPE to frontline workers, COVID-19 protocols had to be followed and paperwork had to be filed. Everyone was scrambling to figure out how to comply and keep their businesses going. So, you may or may not ask, what was I, as a construction lawyer doing? I spent March and April thinking about the new risks contractors/construction companies were facing and developing contract clauses to protect the industry. I wrote a number of blog posts with clauses to add to your contra

Remodelers-Get Your Application for Certification in Now!

In order for a General Contractor to work on a renovation project under the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule at a Target Housing, the contractor must apply for firm certification. Given that the law goes into effect on April 22, 2010 and the EPA has up to 90 days after receiving a complete request for certification to approve or disapprove the application, all firms intending to do renovations should apply now so they will not be faced with having to cease work if certification is not received by that time.

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