Antonija Krizanac is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Construction and Design group. She draws upon her experience as a project manager in the construction industry to analyze projects from both a legal and client perspective.
About a year ago, I wrote a column for the Daily Journal of Commerce about effective COVID-19 safety policies and what contractors can do to maximize job site safety to comply with developing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 safety standards and guidelines. In the interim, … Continue Reading
If you do not follow the Oregon legislature closely, you may have missed a new law, which went into effect January 1, 2020, that impacts the treatment of retainage on private and public construction projects over $500,000. For private and public construction contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2020 that include a contract … Continue Reading
OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires an employer to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm. In the current pandemic, COVID-19 qualifies and contractors should draft a COVID-19 policy for their worksites implementing the latest guidance in order to minimize the hazard and protect employees. In … Continue Reading
Unlike many of its neighboring states, Utah currently has no statewide “stay home” or “shelter in place” order. However, in response to COVID-19, Governor Gary Herbert has issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive on March 27, 2020. This is not a shelter in place order. It is a directive that tells individuals and businesses … Continue Reading
In our increasingly electronic age, parties signing a construction contract, invoice, change order or other documents are as likely to do so by clicking on an “I agree” checkbox or inserting a digital signature, or e-signature, as they are to put pen to paper. In my first article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I … Continue Reading