Kyle W. Ohlenschlaeger

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Prevention is always preferable to cure.  We always look out for what’s ahead to ensure clients stay ahead of the curve. Our newsletters, seminars, and videos focus on the law so that you can focus on your business.

Accepting a Reduced Final Payment – The Project Close-out Change Order

By Kyle W. Ohlenschlaeger | Oct 13, 2022

Waiting to get your retainage payout is an unfortunate reality for many subcontractors. Whether it is because there is work from others that needs to be completed, there is a dispute not involving your work between the owner and general contractor, or any number of other reasons, you continue to request payment and the only

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OSHA Cracking Down on Heat Illness Prevention

By Kyle W. Ohlenschlaeger | Aug 8, 2022

OSHA is planning on doubling its heat-related inspections during a three-year program that went into effect this past April. Pursuant to new guidance issued under its “National Emphasis Program,” OSHA seeks to ensure that employers are adequately protecting their employees from heat related illnesses. Of course, construction sites (in addition to other outdoor jobs) are

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Important Insurance Endorsement News for General Contractors and Subcontractors

By Kyle W. Ohlenschlaeger | May 16, 2022

A relatively recent endorsement is becoming more and more prevalent in the construction industry, and given the large risks associated with it, we recommend that our clients make sure that it is not included as part of their policies. In addition, we strongly recommend that our clients make sure that their subcontractors are not carrying

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Preserving Claims for Money and Time

By Kyle W. Ohlenschlaeger | Mar 30, 2022

The risks to contractors and subcontractors on construction projects have increased exponentially in recent years, and we don’t see them slowing down with the rising costs of construction. Contractors are being forced to agree to extremely abbreviated project schedules and higher liquidated damages penalties than ever before. Combined with supply-chain disruptions and material shortages this

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