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OSHA Update

In the coming weeks, OSHA will issue a new emergency temporary standard requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to mandate workers be vaccinated or undergo weekly Covid-19 testing. It is expected that employers who don't comply can face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. Employers will also be required to give workers paid time off to get [...]

September 15, 2021|

Hurricane Ida: Delays, Additional Costs, Notices and Insurance Issues

Hurricane Ida made landfall in southern Louisiana on August 29. Although the storm has passed, the shutdown of construction projects and damage to job sites may cause additional costs and delays.  The clock is ticking to submit your notices on any delay and cost claims, as well as insurance claims. Depending on your construction contract, Hurricane Ida likely qualifies as [...]

September 14, 2021|

Riess LeMieux Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® in America List

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Michael R. C. Riess, Christopher K. LeMieux, Michael D. Lane, and Michael S. Blackwell have been recognized in the fields of Construction Law, Construction Litigation, and Admiralty and Maritime Law.

August 19, 2021|

OSHA Update

On Friday, August 13, OSHA issued new guidance to employers recommending that fully vaccinated employees continue to wear masks in the workplace "“in areas of substantial or high community transmission," particularly for industries with prolonged close contact between workers and non-workers. The OSHA guidance "emphasizes that vaccination is the optimal step to protect workers and encourages employers to engage with [...]

August 16, 2021|

Riess LeMieux Client Awarded Contract Balance, Attorney’s Fees, Expert Fees, and AAA Fees

On June 2, 2021, an arbitrator found in favor of a firm client seeking to recover its outstanding contract balance the project owner failed to pay.  Following a four-day arbitration, Christopher LeMieux and Robert Riess with Riess LeMieux obtained a judgment awarding the firm client over $500,000, including its entire outstanding contract balance, attorney’s fees, expert fees, and AAA [...]

August 3, 2021|

Louisiana Associated General Contractors 2021 Conference

Riess LeMieux founding partner, Christopher LeMieux recently spoke on the legal panel at the Louisiana Associated General Contractors Annual Conference. LeMieux addressed new cases and legislation affecting the construction industry. Partner, Jonathan Forester competed in the LAGC fishing rodeo where they caught their limit of snapper.    

July 28, 2021|

ABC Convention

Jonathan Forester will be speaking on the 2021 ABC State Convention legal panel this weekend, July 27 – July 30.

July 20, 2021|

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