California AB 5 and the Dynamex decision have altered how employee classification will be determined, but the construction industry is mostly unaffected.
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When payment bond thresholds rise, it's even more important for subcontractors and suppliers to send preliminary notice and foster healthy payment chains.
A recent case, Precision Framing Systems Inc. v. Henry Luzuriaga, may distort how the California mechanics lien deadline is calculated for subcontractors.
Because a supplier used a proper change order format, they were able to revive their Oregon mechanics lien from the dead.
Illinois introduced retainage laws by passing Senate Bill 1636. 10% retainage can be withheld for the first half of the project, and only 5% after that.
Mississippi subcontractors and suppliers take note: contractors on private projects can now use payment bonds to keep mechanics liens off of their projects.
Recent legislation drastically changed the Colorado payment bond requirements. These bonds will now be required for P3 projects.
The Missouri payment bond requirements were changed in a few major ways after SB 167 was recently passed. These changes are effective August 28, 2019.
Alabama pay if paid clauses are strong - the state has upheld them for all project types. Sureties can use these clauses to fend off bond claims, too.
Joint checks in California are bound by the joint check agreement in place. A recent case came to an interesting result, doubling down on that point.