It’s interesting how a slew of Latin legal words and terms are rarely used but synonymously conjure an action that is often easily overlooked. Force Majeure is the perfect term given the current worldwide state of affairs. How often has this clause been briefing thought about or even skipped over when reading a construction contract? It may be time to have your clients re-read this clause and confirm how it applies to their job performance and contractual obligations.
Job delays, performance deficiencies and delays caused by a labor shortage, gathering restrictions, delivery delays, material back-orders and so on. As the world has come to a pause, be proactive and review contract exposure, considering developing and/or updating a continuity plan funded by insurance and any other Backup Plans specific to your business’s existence.
And lastly, never lose faith in the human race; it is never late for human courtesy so God’s Speed to all and looking forward to hearing about all the accomplishments yet to come.