Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of meeting with Cole Young, a partner at Strang, Scott, Giroux & Young LLP, a law firm which primarily focuses on construction and commercial real estate transactions and litigation. I got the opportunity to get some valuable advice from Cole. I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of his blog posts here because I found them to be of great value.
BTW – this doesnt apply only to construction, this statute applies to any of us hiring contractors to perform work/services for us –including Property Managers, Office Managers, Developers, Business Owners, etc.
Directly from Cole’s blog post: “In most construction projects, general contractors require subcontractors to indemnify the general contractor for the subcontractor’s negligent actions. Meaning, if the subcontractor’s negligence causes injury to a third-party and that third-party sues the general contractor, the subcontractor agrees to defend the general contractor. Often times, general contractors will attempt to go a step further and seek indemnification from the subcontractor for injuries beyond the subcontractor’s control. In Massachusetts, such provisions are void.” Read the full blog post here http://www.strangscott.com/subcontractors-indemnification-with-general-contractor-is-it-void/
Also if you are looking to get some good advice on Non-Competes Agreements, here is a great blog post on the matter. We use Non-competes so I found this post fascinating!
Have a great weekend!
p.s. And a blog on How to Protect your confidential business info here 😉