Construction Law Group News, November 2011
November 1, 2011
A SUBCONTRACTOR'S FAILURE TO OBTAIN WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE CAN COST A GENERAL TWICE
Under Massachusetts law, a general contractor that hires a subcontractor that does not have the required workers' compensation insurance must pay workers' compensation benefits to that subcontractor's injured worker. To read full article, click here or view pdf below.
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DESIGN PROFESSIONALS ARE NOW ABLE TO FILE MECHANICS' LIENS IN MASSACHUSETTS
On July 1, 2011, design professionals gained the right to file mechanics' liens on private projects under an amendment to the Massachusetts mechanics' lien statute. To read full article, click here or view pdf below.