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Changes to New York’s prevailing wage labor laws

Posted by Karl Silverberg | May 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

New York recently widened the remit of its prevailing wage labor laws, to include even more building projects. Not everyone agrees this is a good idea as it will increase construction costs. However, the law has been passed, so you need to be aware of how it will affect your business. How has the...

Types of construction claims

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Dec 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you own a construction business, project issues can significantly impact your bottom line, increasing costs, extending schedules, and decreasing productivity.  If another party has caused these issues, you may be able to seek legal remedies such as compensation and additional contract time. Di...

How can you avoid litigation in construction?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Dec 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every time you start a new construction job, whether you are a contractor, subcontractor, supplier or some other link in the chain, you open yourself up to disputes. However, even though disputes may be inevitable, litigation is not. Here are some ways you can avoid lawsuits and strengthen your c...

Types of alternative dispute resolution

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Court litigation in New York can be expensive and time-consuming. That is why more individuals and companies are choosing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) when they need to settle a dispute.  Not only is ADR less expensive and timelier, but it also allows both parties to collaborate and under...

Why is mediation a good choice in contractor claims?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Nov 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Disputes erupt between New York business owners for many different reasons. What can you do when a dispute arises? One option, if the parties are amenable by mutual agreement, it to try mediation.  Mediation involves a formal face to face meeting between the parties with a professional mediator. ...

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