Colm Nelson Addresses Issues Surrounding General Contractor/Subcontractor Financial Problems

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In a Q&A, Colm Nelson provides The Construction Broadsheet with his insights on the responsibilities of general contractors and subcontractors in several situations. Nelson, a partner in Stoel Rives’ Construction & Design practice, tackles questions including:

  • Is a subcontractor obligated to answer a project owner’s queries about whether the general contractor has paid the subcontractor and other vendors on time?
  • How can a general contractor reduce the risk of hiring a subcontracting firm that, while having a great reputation for its work, has had some recent financial issues?
  • Is a general contractor responsible for paying the back pay of employees of a subcontractor that goes broke and leaves a job?

You can read the full article here.

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