Construction Loan Forum

    Big thanks to my colleague David Neiers on organizing today’s Sandberg Phoenix In-House Seminar on Construction Loans. I presented on mechanics lien requirement variations under Illinois and Missouri law. #SPvGToolbox By Quinn Murphy    

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Reminder to our Illinois Contractors and Sub-Contractors who hire sub-sub-contractors:

Any Illinois contractor or sub-contractor who has construction services performed for it by an individual, sole proprietorship or partnership that is not an employee of the contractor or sub-contractor must file a report by April 30, 2018 with the Illinois Department of Labor. The report must include the following Information: Contractor’s (or sub-contractor’s) name, address, business identification number;…

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A Good Foundation

Every contractor knows that a good foundation and building structure is essential to having a quality building. A poor beginning or lack of maintenance often spells trouble down the road. Among the basics when starting a construction business, an owner should determine what type of entity is best for liability protection purposes and for tax…

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Important Ruling on Mechanic’s Lien Deadline

On December 5, 2017, the Missouri Court of Appeals clarified a long-standing question as to when a mechanic’s lien action ‘commences’ pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes § 429.170, which requires a lien claimant to file a petition to enforce its lien within six months of filing its lien claim. In Bray v.Sexton, et al., Cause…

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Very Timely Article by Dick Stockenberg on Contractor Lien/Bond Rights in Missouri

EITHER LIENS OR BONDS OR NEITHER A CRACK IN THE SEAMLESS CONTINUUM OF PAYMENT PROTECTION Richard A. Stockenberg The decision by the Supreme Court of Missouri in Brentwood Glass Company, Inc. v. Pal’s Glass Service, Inc.,  creates a crack in the seamless continuum of payment protection previously afforded to subcontractors on non-residential construction projects in…

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Subcontractors Beware:

An Illinois appellate court has held that buyers of residential property may maintain an action against subcontractors who provided labor in the construction of their home, if there is a defect in their home that makes it not suitable for its intended purpose as a residence. Sienna Court Condominium Ass’n v. Roszak/ADC, LLC, No. 122022,…

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Missouri Recently Adopted More Licensure Rules For Electricians?! Why?!

For most electricians, the thought of having to get yet another license is a nightmare. Now don’t freak out, but Missouri’s legislature has created one more license for electricians. This new license, however, may not be the nightmare you expect. In fact, many are calling this new license the relief Missouri has desperately needed. Up…

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President Trump Nominates Scott Mugno of FedEx to Head OSHA

On Monday, October 27, 2017, President Trump nominated Scott Mugno, currently the vice-president for safety at FedEx Ground, to be the new head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Mugno is well known in Washington among members of business-oriented organizations. So, what does this mean for employers? Well, Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary…

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Federal Contractors: Are You Complying With New Paid Sick Leave Requirements?

Executive Order 13706 established paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors and went into effect on January 1, 2017.  Non-complying contractors are subject to monetary damages, attorneys’ fees, equitable relief, and/or debarment from future contracts. How Many Hours Of Paid Sick Leave Are Required? Fifty-six (56) hours annually. Unless employers elect to give…

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