On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor issued a final rule updating the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers need to be aware of the following notable points from [...]
This is part three of a discussion of contractual claims and dispute resolution provisions. As the discussion continues, the next step in both the discussion and in most dispute provisions in construction contracts falls to mediation. Download the full article.
On Friday, February 16, 2018, the Austin City Council voted to make paid sick leave a mandatory requirement for all non-government employers. Austin is now the first city in Texas to implement such a mandate. The final text of the ordinance is not immediately available because the City Clerk must [...]
The Chapman Firm is proud to have assisted the City of Weslaco in this important matter. The City filed suit against its design engineer to recover damages because the City felt it has been misled into paying far too much for design services and the engineer's performance was, in some [...]
Jeff Chapman will present to the Austin Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and their October Board meeting and membership lunch. Jeff will speak with the membership about Project Management and Dispute Avoidance. The meeting will be held at the Sunshine Camps Facility in Zilker Park on [...]
Jerry Negrete will speak to the membership and guests at the Texas Charter Schools Association's Annual Conference. This year's conference takes place between Oct. 11-13 at the Gaylord in Grapevine. Jerry will discuss procurement for charter schools as well as recent updates to the law that effect charter school construction projects. [...]
Effectively Transferring Risk Through Incorporation by Reference Clauses Incorporation by reference clauses are tools commonly used by contract drafters to extend the terms, obligations, rights, and remedies from one contract to another. In construction contracts, these clauses are most often seen in subcontract agreements and bonds. In subcontracts, incorporation by reference [...]
Jeff Chapman authored an article in The Advocate - The State Bar Litigation Section Report titled Contractual Notice and Opportunity to Cure Provisions. While The Advocate is directed at all practitioners who have a litigation practice and the article is written in a manner that has applicability beyond construction, the article [...]
The Chapman Firm is pleased to announce that Rebecca Moss has joined the firm as an associate. Rebecca joins the firm after having practiced construction law for the past five years. Before joining the construction bar, Rebecca worked in governmental affairs. Her experience in government and her representation of public [...]
Jerry Negrete will present a procurement law seminar to newly-awarded charter members of the Texas Charter School Association on January 20, 2017 at the TCEA offices.