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Contractors can be Liable for Following Owners’ Directives
January 2016

Drew W. Colby

In Downey v. Chutehall Construction Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-001-16), the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled a contractor can be liable for violating building codes despite the fact that the party suing it directed the contractor to perform the non-compliant work.

“New Retainage Law”
October 2014

Drew W. Colby

Massachusetts has enacted a law designed to address retainage abuses. This short article highlights some of the most salient points.

“US Department of Labor to Aggressively Pursue Misclassification Matters”
October 2014

Drew W. Colby
Michael A. Gamboli

Employers have many ways of getting into trouble. We hope that after reading this you will avoid one of them; namely, misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

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