When drafting a construction contract, many items may need to be included or negotiated between all parties. The importance of a well-thought-out, clear, concise, carefully-drafted contract cannot be overstated — as it is the bedrock that sets the terms and expectations for both your project and your relationship with your customers.  Many law firms view […]
At Minnesota Construction Law Services, we know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to law –– and certainly not when it comes to construction arbitration. Other firms will pitch cookie-cutter solutions, but having worked as both construction industry professionals and then as lawyers solely representing contractors, we know the cookie-cutter method is the wrong approach. […]
When President Biden issued Executive Order 14042: “Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors” in September of 2021, a wave of uncertainty came with the announcement. After two years of variants, the COVID-19 discussion has become a mainstay in our culture — destroying friendships and relationships one differing opinion at a […]
One of the reasons Minnesota Construction Law Services is so passionate about helping professionals in the construction industry is that, prior to becoming attorneys, we made our living in the construction industry. During this time, we encountered many of the same struggles our clients face, which has helped to inform our unique approach to law. […]
OSHA’s Injury and Illness Reporting requirement is due annually for most businesses with 20 or more employees. This requires physically posting the Form 300A Log at the physical place of business, and electronically on OSHA’s ITA site. This is not an optional provision. Instead, this is mandatory for many, if not most, businesses that meet certain […]
Understanding Contracting Scams An unfortunate truth in the construction industry is that contractors are sometimes accused of scamming the client or being labeled as ‘con-artists.’ Often, a ‘con-artist’ contractor doesn’t have bad intentions. Instead, they don’t adequately cover their bases while communicating and negotiating the contract. Thankfully, we can prevent these accusations and maintain your […]
What is MNOSHA? MNOSHA, or the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as the Minnesota State Plan, is the program and protocol to enforce Federal-mandated OSHA compliance in the state, as well as additional state-specific regulations. The government created OSHA to ensure that every workplace is a safe environment for employees. MNOSHA has […]
Featured Organization: MNABC ABC, or the Associated Builders and Contractors, is a national construction industry trade organization representing more than 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. Although there are 70 chapters across the United States, MNCLS would like to shine a spotlight on the local branch of ABC, Contractors of North Dakota and Minnesota, […]
Housing Shortage in Minnesota We’re currently experiencing a housing shortage in Minnesota. The competition, prices, and regulations of homes only continue to rise. Finding a home is becoming a battlefield. Buying a home is breaking the bank and the regulations for building or remodeling homes are accumulating at an absurd (and unnecessary) speed. The housing […]
We don’t just say that “we are different from other law firms,” we live by those words. Every interaction, process, and decision works to create our distinction and provide our clients with a legal and business partner, not just a fancy lawyer oblivious to how construction actually works. A core way we demonstrate our differentiation […]