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Legal issues for those running construction businesses - (H&S, planning, employment and real estate)

by Dentons on

Welcome to our Summer 2017 round-up of issues relevant to UK construction businesses. Each of the summaries below links to a recent article from colleagues specialising in health and safety, planning, employment or real...more

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

Los contratos gubernamentales promueven cada vez más los objetivos relacionados con las políticas laborales

by Bilzin Sumberg on

El año pasado, el gobierno federal implementó varias normas que exigen que sus contratistas cumplan con ciertos requisitos de trabajo justo. Por ejemplo, una norma federal finalizada en el mes de septiembre exige que los...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

Court of Appeals Holds CityCenterDC P3 Not Subject to Davis Bacon Requirements

by Nossaman LLP on

Public agencies and private entities are increasing collaboration to develop, operate and maintain a variety of transportation and building projects. The involvement of a public agency in these “public-private partnerships”...more

Davis-Bacon Act Not Applicable to D.C. Public-Private Partnerships

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a sharp rebuke to the Obama Administration's Department of Labor (DOL), a unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the Davis-Bacon Act does not require payment of...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

Department of Industrial Relation’s New Registration Program for Public Works Projects - Construction Practice Newsletter

This past year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 854 which went to effect immediately. The bill requires that public works contractors register through the California Department of Industrial Relations...more

2015 Construction Law Update - Construction Practice Newsletter

Over 2,200 bills were introduced during the second and final year of the 2013-2014 legislative session, of which 931 were signed into law. For the design and construction industry the end of the second session, like...more

DOT Announces Pilot Program Permitting Local Hiring Preferences - FHWA-Funded Projects Require Prior Approval; FTA-Funded Projects...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a pilot program that would permit state and local recipients of federal highway and federal transit funds to issue solicitations with "local hire" preferences. DOT also...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

Construction E-Note - September 2014

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Arbitration Panel Misconstrues Contractor Licensing Law: Court Allows Decision to Stand - Expect New Sports Stadiums - as Long as They Make Money for the State - OSHA Proposes New Injury...more

2014 Connecticut Legislative Summary - September 2014

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The 2014 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly closed with only a few new laws on the books that will affect the design and construction industry. The summaries below highlight the most significant of these....more

Prevailing Wages: Beware of Fee Waivers Even When They are Not Waived

by Allen Matkins on

In a surprising determination by the Department of Industrial Relations ("DIR"), a development was found to be a "public work" under Labor Code Section 1771 when a developer, in compliance with a fee ordinance, constructed...more

Charter Cities Are Not Required to Pay Prevailing Wages on Local Public Works Projects

Labor unions have long been at odds with California charter cities over whether such cities must pay prevailing wages on public works projects. While many charter cities have either not exempted themselves from state...more

Construction Oberview: 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Update

by Baker Donelson on

A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly's 2012 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain bills from...more

Developers Must Pay Prevailing Wages for Privately Financed Public Infrastructure

California Labor Code sections 1720 et seq. (the Prevailing Wage Law) ("PWL") require employers (including developers and contractors) engaged in public works projects to pay the prevailing wage to their employees if the...more

The Year 2010 In Review: Prevailing Wage & Employment Law

In This Article: 1. Alameda County Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee v. Roadway Electrical Works Inc., 186 Cal. App. 4th 185 (1st Dist. June 2010) A general contractor and its electrical subcontractor working...more

Developer Must Pay Prevailing Wages For Privately Financed Public Improvements

California Labor Code sections 1720 et seq. (the Prevailing Wage Law) ("PWL") require employers engaged in public works projects to pay the prevailing wage to their employees if the project is "paid for in whole or in part...more

Prevailing Wage Update: Charter Cities Exempt From Prevailing Wage Laws

In the recent decision, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, AFL-CIO v. City of Vista (Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division 1, Case No. D05218, Filed April 28, 2009), the California Court of...more

Green Building Update - April 16, 2009

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *L.A. law to boost green jobs *Green Building Focus ..CoStar study wins award ..Report: LEED-EB lowering operating costs *CA's green home construction laws *DOE launches CREEA *Maine approves green...more

Legal Alert: California is First in Nation to Adopt "Green" Building Code

by Allen Matkins on

On July 17, 2008, under the direction of Governor Schwarzenegger, the California Building Standards Commission adopted the nation's first statewide "green" building code. A press release from the Governor's office states that...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

Legal Alert: Protecting Projects with CFD Financing from Prevailing Wage Requirements

by Allen Matkins on

The California Director of Industrial Relations (the "DIR") recently issued a public works coverage determination (the "Determination") that provides valuable insights for developers seeking financing for public...more

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