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Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
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
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
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
New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on
a crane accident which occurred a short time before 9-11 events to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The crane accident...more
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
On May 5, 2011, the Ohio House of Representatives passed H.B. 153, Ohio’s main operating budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The current bill contains some key provisions affecting the public construction industry in the...more
A recent appellate decision considered whether Mello-Roos financing constitutes "public financing" under the Labor Code such that the prevailing wage laws apply to a project receiving such financing and, if so, whether a safe...more
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
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
The passage of amendments in 2006 to the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (the "Lien Law") was a focus of considerable discussion. For the first time in 43 years, the Pennsylvania legislature revisited the statute and...more
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
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
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
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
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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