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Eric Smith to Present on Airport Contractual Agreements

Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program

On March 12, 2019, Eric Smith will participate on a panel hosted by the Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The webinar—Getting Served: Legalities and Risks of Airport Contractual Agreements—will identify primary risks associated with common contracts used by airports of all sizes, including construction, concession, ground transportation, professional services, repair/maintenance, vendor/purchasing, software/IT agreements, and airline signatory agreements.  The presenters will discuss methods to address, shift, or allocate associated risks using contractual provisions.  This webinar will also provide an overview of issues related to labor-harmony or labor-peace agreements. Airports have a diverse labor force and are increasingly being asked to become involved in matters that historically were reserved for private employers to address with their own employees. These matters include setting minimum wage rates, establishing safety/training baselines, and requiring “labor-harmony” or “labor-peace” agreements at the subject airports.

For more information, including how to register for this webinar, please visit ACRP's webinar registration page.