Contractor Alert: New Anti-Human Trafficking Rule

On March 2, 2015, new anti-human trafficking rules applicable to government contractors went into effect. While government contracts have been subject to anti-human trafficking provisions for some time, these revised requirements include a new certification provision, mandatory reporting obligations, involvement of suspending and debarring officials in the review of reported violations, full cooperation with agency investigations, and publication of violations on FAPIIS, among other changes.

New Jersey Supreme Court Calls for More Specific Language in Arbitration Agreements: Atalese and Beyond

By | K&L Construction Law Blog | March 3, 2015
New Jersey Supreme Court Calls for More Specific Language in Arbitration Agreements: Atalese and Beyond

A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Servs. Grp., and subsequent opinions by New Jersey’s state and federal courts applying Atalese, strongly suggest that arbitration provisions contained in contracts relating to construction and engineering projects and services will not be enforceable under New Jersey law unless they contain clear and unambiguous language signaling that the parties are surrendering their rights to pursue their claims in court.