Florida Construction Industry Law Blog


Does a Tolling Agreement Extend the Miller Act’s (or Little Miller Act’s) One-Year Period to File a Lawsuit on a Payment Bond?

Pursuant to the Miller Act and Florida’s Little Miller Act, when certain subcontractors and material suppliers have not been paid on public construction projects, they must file their lawsuit on the payment bond within one-year after the last day labor … Read Full Post

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Construction Industry Webinar: You’ve stopped getting paid, now what?

“You’ve stopped getting paid, now what?” aired on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The webinar covered options subcontractors and suppliers can take upon nonpayment on a construction project. The presentation reviewed non-payment issues, and provided ideas for planning, due diligence, and … Read Full Post

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Should I Terminate a Notice of Commencement?

Before a property owner can make improvements over $2,500 to their property, Florida law requires the owner (or authorized agent) to record a Notice of Commencement in the public records where the project is located. A Notice of Commencement signals … Read Full Post

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Overview of Construction Teaming Agreements in Florida

Teaming agreements in the construction world, also referred to as teaming arrangements, are agreements between two or more independent companies to combine their resources, abilities, and knowledge, for the purpose of obtaining and, if successful, performing a competitive bid construction … Read Full Post

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New Florida Law Substantially Reduces Retainage Rate on Government Construction Projects

On September 18, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 101, an act relating to public construction, into law. This new law amends Section 218.735, Florida Statutes (the “Local Government Prompt Payment Act”) and Section 255.078, Florida Statutes (the … Read Full Post

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Construction Industry Webinar: Construction Delay Claims – Best Practices for Subcontractors

Construction Delay Claims: Best Practices for Subcontractors aired on Thursday, September 10, 2020. It provided legal insight and best practices to employ throughout a project to improve your chances of successfully bringing a claim for delay, disruption, or acceleration. This … Read Full Post

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Construction Industry Webinar: Lien Law for Prime Contractors

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. Part 4 of the series was geared towards general contractors, and provided insights and practical … Read Full Post

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You received an OSHA citation, now what? Steps any business should consider in response to an OSHA citation

Within the last six months an inspector from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) visited your premises and you just received a “Citation and Notification of Penalty” for violations allegedly identified during the OSHA inspection.  Now what?  OSHA citations … Read Full Post

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Construction Industry Webinar: Bond Law for Subcontractors and Suppliers

Managing Problem Construction Projects in Turbulent Times: Tools for Success is a multi-part education series designed for business owners and leaders in the construction industry. Part 3 of the series covered bond law for subcontractors and suppliers, including payment bonds … Read Full Post

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Perfecting Rights Under the Miller Act for Federal Construction Projects

Contractors cannot file mechanic’s liens on public construction projects, such as work on military bases, courthouses, or government owned buildings. Instead, the Federal Miller Act, 40 U.S.C. § 3131-3134, fills in this gap by protecting certain levels of subcontractors and … Read Full Post

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