Coronavirus & Construction FAQs: Tips and Advice from Attorneys and Financial Experts

In this video, Levelset hosts construction attorneys, including House Perron & House PLLC's Ben House, and a financial expert, in addressing some of the most popular Coronavirus FAQs from contractors.

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How to Get Paid on Texas Construction Projects During Coronavirus Outbreak

In this video Levelset hosts House Perron & House PLLC's Ben House in addressing the following issues:

* Why COVID-19 is not an automatic excuse

* How force majeure language really works

* How COVID-19 can affect your right to payment

You can also view the full transcript here

Payroll, Essential Work & Contractor Roles: Texas Construction Attorneys Answers 3 Common Coronavirus Questions

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately via the Levelset Expert Center, a Q&A platform where lawyers and other industry experts answer construction businesses’ payment questions.

The construction industry is getting particularly challenging right now, so I try my best to help guide them through this crisis as much as I can on topics that I have some expertise in.

Here are three recent questions from construction companies in Texas that I thought others might have and answers provided by various attorneys (including myself) that I suspect fols might appreciate having answers for. If you have a different problem with construction payment, you can visit the Expert Center to ask a ...

Coronavirus & Construction: Are Delays Covered Under Your Force Majeure Clause?


This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. With the death toll rising and cases being reported on nearly every continent, there’s no telling what the overall impact this will have on lives and businesses across the globe. The spread of COVID-19 presents some unique challenges for the construction industry. One way construction companies can protect themselves is through a delay clause in their contract, also known as a force majeure clause.

A well-drafted force majeure clause can be a critical safety net to help contractors deal with unforeseen events, while a poorly-drafted one can result in a false sense of security as...

What the Coronavirus means for Texas builders

The Covid-19 virus has brought your ability to build to a screeching halt by robbing you of your company’s office functionality and worker pool and now you cannot meet the requirements of the construction contracts you have signed. What now?

Normally, a party who contracts to do something that was possible at the time the contract was signed will be held to that performance. Can the courts hold a builder to that standard following the onset of societal shutdown caused by the Coronavirus?

The short answer is maybe not, and if you’re in this predicament, as so many builders (and owners) are, it’s time to lawyer up, because you can be sure that the other parties to the contract ...

We are #34 in Top 100 verdicts of 2016

House Perron & House, PLLC’s Quantum Fitness Corp. and Bio-Matrix International Corp. v. Cybex International Inc., Comm-Fit, L.P., Bushtik LLC and Kyle W. Smith case has been selected to be featured in Texas Lawyer Top Verdicts & Settlements supplement due out in September.

It was ranked #34 case on the Verdicts list and sub-ranked #8 under the Contracts category.




The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated record keeping rule includes two key changes. First, the rule updates the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates. The previous list of industries was based on the old Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system and injury and illness data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 1996-1998.

The new list of industries that are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and injury and illness data from the Bu...