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Monthly Archives: April 2020


Understanding Recent Changes to Florida’s Construction Bond Laws

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

For most private and public projects, general contractors purchase a construction bond. Indeed, Florida law requires such bonds for all public construction contracts exceeding $100,000. The bond serves to guarantee that all subcontractors, workers, and material suppliers are paid. This is especially crucial with respect to public construction projects, as these parties cannot place… Read More »

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Florida Contractor Pays D.C. Government $2.75 Million to Settle Misclassification Lawsuit

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A perennial issue in construction law is the proper classification of workers. Whether or not a given worker is an “employee” or an “independent contractor” has substantial legal consequences. Employees are typically more expensive, as the employer is required to pay for a share of an employee’s Social Security and Medicare taxes, comply with… Read More »

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When Is “Summary Judgment” Appropriate in a Construction Lawsuit?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a construction delay or dispute ends up in litigation, the process can often take many months or years to resolve. There are certain legal processes in place that can help expedite matters. For example, after the parties to a lawsuit have completed their discovery, either side may ask the judge to grant “summary… Read More »

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