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City of Charleston Changes Workforce Housing Zoning Rules

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The City of Charleston has changed the rules governing the Mixed Use Workforce Housing District Zoning Ordinance in an effort to further diversify housing opportunities for residents....more

La comisión del condado de Miami-Dade aprueba ordenanza de viviendas para trabajadores impulsadas a través de incentivos

by Bilzin Sumberg on

El 20 de diciembre de 2016, la Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Miami-Dade aprobó una ordenanza propuesta por la comisionada Barbara Jordan que dará incentivos a constructores para que ofrezcan unidades de vivienda a...more

Voters Overwhelmingly Approve ‘Build Better LA’ Initiative Resulting in New Affordable Housing and Local Hiring Requirements For...

Voters this week approved Measure JJJ, otherwise known as the Build Better L.A. initiative (the “Initiative”), which establishes new labor and affordable-housing requirements for developers in Los Angeles seeking...more

Are Private Development Projects Covered by Prevailing Wage Laws?

by Polsinelli on

When a governmental entity contracts with a general contractor to build a community center on government-owned land, the question of whether prevailing wages are required for workers on that project is easily answered. If...more

Land Use Advisory: The Build Better LA Initiative—More Affordable Housing and Labor Agreements?

by Alston & Bird on

As you may have learned from the news, a coalition of labor and affordable housing advocates recently announced it may seek to place the “Build Better LA Initiative” (“labor initiative”) on the City of Los Angeles ballot in...more

Red Flags for Homebuilders Related to DOL's Latest Guidance on Independent Contractors

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an “Administrator’s Interpretation” (AI 2015-1) providing guidance on whether workers are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

Delivering Architectural Plans May Create Implied License - Hunn v. Dan Wilson Homes, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Where an architectural draftsman left his design firm mid-project and later used partial plans drawn during his employment to complete the project, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the ruling that the...more

Employment-ish FHA Decision

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Amid the headlines of last week’s Supreme Court decisions was one applying disparate impact analysis to claims under the Fair Housing Act “FHA”. Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project,...more

Sherman & Howard Construction Monitor Spring 2015

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

In this issue: - Senate Bills Tackle Construction Defect Litigation Reform - Potential Source of Lawful Labor Delayed or Halted - Excerpt from Senate Bills Tackle Construction Defect Litigation...more

HUD Clarifies How Davis-Bacon Applies to Project-Based Voucher and RAD Programs

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a new notice pertaining to the applicability of Davis-Bacon labor requirements to housing considered to be “existing” housing under the...more

Arizona Residential Fall Protection Statute Repealed

by Snell & Wilmer on

By the actions of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Federal OSHA), today the Arizona-specific residential fall protection statute has been repealed. Effective tomorrow, February 7, 2015, Arizona...more

South Carolina’s Supreme Court Clarifies the Requirements for a Proper Notice of Furnishing Under South Carolina’s Mechanics Lien...

In the recent decision of Ferguson Fire and Fabrication, Inc. v. Preferred Fire Protection, L.L.C., the Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a Notice of Furnishing was valid as long as it provided the owner of the...more

Overhaul of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld): How the Changes Will Impact You

by K&L Gates LLP on

Introduction - The amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIP Act) were passed on 11 September 2014 and received assent on 26 September 2014. The changes contained in the...more

Colorado Construction Monitor - Summer 2014

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

In this Issue: - Denver’s construction activity approaching historic peak of 2007 - Market Update - Condominium Construction Defects Legislation Introduced - Whether for Cause or Convenience,...more

New Florida Statute Allows Limitation of Design Professional Liability

Over the past fourteen years, third parties have been able to maintain a direct negligence cause of action against an individual design professional, such as an architect or engineer, arising out a construction project,...more

Contractor Checklist

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

On March 21, 2013, I spoke on the topic of new employment laws for the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Also speaking to the GAC that morning was Head Deputy District Attorney John...more

2012: Arizona Construction Law Summary

by Snell & Wilmer on

This year has been a busy one so far for legal developments affecting the Arizona construction industry. Here is a brief summary of court cases and legislation of interest....more

Federal Reserve Summary of Commentary From All 12 FedReserve Districts: A Synopsis of the Federal Reserve Board's View of the...

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

The Federal Reserve Board has taken information provided by all twelve of the Federal Reserve Districts as of May 25, 2012, and put all this data together in one Summary of Commentary on where our economy is at right now. ...more

Affordable Housing Project Found to Be Subject to Prevailing Wages

In a decision filed on June 15, 2012, the Fourth Appellate Court of Appeal determined that an affordable housing project in San Bernardino was subject to the requirement for the payment of prevailing wages under Labor Code...more

Beware Interim Lien Waivers!

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently restored order to the use of interim lien waivers in North Carolina. The Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Wachovia Bank N.A. v. Superior Constr. Corp., COA10-1158, on July...more

Collyer Bristow LLP Construction Update

by Jane Hughes on

Here is the latest of Collyer Bristow's regular updates on Construction Law. Press Ctrl to click through to the articles. For further information visit www.collyerbristow.com or email Jane Hughes at...more

Real Estate & Land Use Newsletter: Prevailing Wages Update

In response to complaints by both labor and the private sector, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations has proposed sweeping new regulations governing certified payrolls and state and local labor compliance...more

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