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April 29, 2020

What have we accomplished?

  • As of July 1, 2020 “offset” language in a contract that allows a prime contractor to withhold funds on one job because of a dispute on another job is void and unenforceable.
  • Legal protection for subcontractors by preventing a prime contractor from requiring an advance waiver of a subcontractor’s lien and bond rights prior to work starting.
  • Laws penalizing contractors who misclassify their employees as independent contractors.
  • Access payments  made by Virginia’s Department of General Services to prime contractors, HERE.

What can we accomplish:

  • A payment transparency website will list all payments by agencies of the Commonwealth to prime contractors.
  • ACE is monitoring legislation that would eliminate construction contract “condition precedent” language (GC will only pay you when GC gets paid, even if the subcontractor has properly completed its work).