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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
18 Articles found | Contracts
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Recommended minimum coverages and liability limits for independent contractors, vendors and service providers, including general requirements, certificate of insurance, specific insurance, and hold harmless and indemnification agreement.
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Assumption of liability, sufficient liability limits and proper coverage should be three contract issues to watch when management reviews agreements.
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Understanding the potential risks involved in a contract with an independent contractor and effectively transferring those risks should be an important part of each member’s risk management procedures. Knowing what the insurance language in the contract means is one means to doing this.
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A Certificate of Insurance provides written verification of the coverage and liability limits that the contractor has purchased. Article reviews the importance of the document, reasons for obtaining one, what to look for in a certificate of insurance, verifying insurance complies with requirements, and managing the provess.
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It is important for members to review legal contracts for potential risks—red flags—before finalizing agreements. Language in contractual agreements may expose members to liability in a variety of ways, such as accepting all responsibility for the parties involved. If members are not careful, they could unintentionally assume unwanted liability.
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Many soil and water conservation districts have chosen to purchase specialized equipment and rent it to the public. Although equipment rental programs have many advantages, they also present several risks for SWCDs that must be considered when implementing such a program.
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An important part of the risk management process is placing the responsibility (including attorney fees and damages) for negligent actions with the negligent party. It is important that the wording of the hold harmless and indemnification clause of the contract be clear.
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Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) routinely enter into contracts. Typical contracts include equipment lease/rental agreements, construction contracts and grant agreements. SWCDs also enter into contracts with service providers, such as for computer services. Because of the variety and number of agreements, it is important for SWCDs to practice contract risk management basics.
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Misclassification of independent contractors is not only a tax issue; it also comes into play in several other areas of the law, such as the Workers’ Compensation Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Minnesota Payment of Wages Act, etc. Therefore, unintended liabilities and penalties may result from misclassification of a worker as an independent contractor when he or she should be classified as an employee.