The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act: What You Need to Know

The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act: What You Need to Know

Anyone who has ever been involved in a construction job—be it commercial or residential—is familiar with the complexity of the payment process as it relates to partial, periodic payments and the downstream flow of money from general contractors to subcontractors or others who performed the work.  Quite frequently, the money received upstream does not make it downstream, and, instead, is retained by the contractor, disbursed to other subcontractors, or used for other purposes.  The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act imposes serious legal consequences for such conduct. 

An Overview of Government Construction Contracts

An Overview of Government Construction Contracts

Government construction contracts—and indeed the entire contracting process—are very different from private construction contracts.  There are many different types of governmental entities, and each has its own rules and restrictions.  However, all governmental entities have one thing in common:  they are very particular about their rules and requirements, and there is not much, if any, flexibility.  Failure to follow the rules results in not being awarded the contract, not being paid, or having the contract terminated with resulting damages against the contractor.

What to Know About San Antonio’s New Sick Leave Ordinance

What to Know About San Antonio’s New Sick Leave Ordinance

August is fast approaching, and with it comes the effective date for San Antonio’s new sick leave ordinance. Under Chapter 15, Article XI “Ordinance”, of the City Code of San Antonio, “Earned Paid Sick Time” has been added to govern the amount of paid sick leave an employer is required to provide their employees. Business owners are starting to ask questions: “What does this mean?” and “What changes need to be made?” These questions are of the utmost importance to employers in San Antonio.

The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act: What You Need to Know

The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act:  What You Need to Know

Anyone who has ever been involved in a construction job—be it commercial or residential—is familiar with the complexity of the payment process as it relates to partial, periodic payments and the downstream flow of money from general contractors to subcontractors or others who performed the work.  Quite frequently, the money received upstream does not make it downstream, and, instead, is retained by the contractor, disbursed to other subcontractors, or used for other purposes.  The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act imposes serious legal consequences for such conduct. 

The Good and Bad of Government Construction Contracts

The Good and Bad of Government Construction Contracts

Government construction contracts—and indeed the entire contracting process—are very different from private construction contracts. There are many different types of governmental entities, and each has its own rules and restrictions. However, all governmental entities have one thing in common: they are very particular about their rules and requirements, and there is not much, if any, flexibility.