Chicago, IL asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Missouri

Q: I’m a small construction business owner in St. Louis MO. I just signed a commercial contract w/ a school in G.C. IL.

The school requested the usual docs. Such as to be a policy holder on my Ins., Minimum $1m policy etc. but they also asked for copies of my workers drug & background checks. My workers are independent sub-contractors. I’ve never needed to drug test them & I do my own background checks on them but probably not to the extent that they’re requesting. Am I legally required to do that?

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Your contract controls as to the requisite background checks. If you don’t understand the contractual requirements, and it sounds like you don’t, you should have an attorney review the document.

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