How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?
According to a Wisconsin state law, employers are required to provide a consecutive 24-hour rest period every 7 days for employees in factory and mercantile workplaces. As a result of the budget bill recently signed by...more
The demise of American manufacturing has been widely heralded. However, in a report on the state of manufacturing in America, economist Michael J. Hicks of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State...more
Background on the H-2B Temporary Worker Program -
The H-2B program provides visas for temporary, non-agricultural positions to foreign nationals in the United States. Traditionally, employers have used the H-2B...more
Immigration for non-citizens into Israel is governed by the Entry into Israel Law (1952). Since the 1990’s, hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers have come to Israel to be employed in various capacities as temporary...more
Last week, Uber suffered a setback in one of the many driver-initiated lawsuits it’s defending. A federal judge in California ruled that the popular ride-sharing app cannot compel arbitration of claims by drivers relating to...more
For the past several decades, West Virginia has not fared particularly well when employers were faced with tough decisions regarding whether to close or open new facilities in the state. One of the factors that undoubtedly...more
Several bills affecting employers in West Virginia were brought before the 2015 Legislature, including bills relating to discrimination, prevailing wage, wage payment issues and more. Which ones passed, and how will they...more
Public agencies have little, if any, discretion when awarding public contracts because they are required to award the contract to the lowest bidder, subject to certain minimum qualifications. These limitations are designed...more
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice team to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
Topics in the...more
Last week the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security announced an interim final rule to reinstate and make improvements to the H-2B Visa program, and a final rule to establish the prevailing wage methodology to be...more
On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) issued a precedent decision affirming the California Service Center (CSC) Director's revocation of an H-1B...more
The Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a significant decision last week that overruled prior USCIS practice....more
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
This month, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomlin signed Senate Bill 361, which significantly adjusts the state’s calculation of prevailing wages to establish an amount more reflective of actual earnings in regions across...more
Mechanics lien claims, payment bond claims, stop payment notice claims, delay claims, defect claims, abandonment claims . . .
With the variety of claims unique to construction projects it’s easy to forget that...more
On March 4, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) suffered a major blow as result of a ruling by a federal district court in the Northern District of Florida. Specifically, in Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14-cv-682 (N.D. Fla. Mar. 4,...more
As we promised previously, we will be keeping you up to date with developments in the General Assembly.
A. On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct an “off...more
Maryland's new prevailing wage law for elementary and secondary school construction projects (HB 727/SB 232 from the 2014 General Assembly session) is in effect. This law requires all such construction projects costing more...more
New Federal Minimum Wage Applies to Contracts Entered After 1/1/15 -
In the rush of kicking off 2015, don't forget that there is a higher federal minimum wage. Effective January 15, 2015, for all federal contracts (but...more
Recently, I read about a construction contractor in Los Angeles caught in the middle of litigation between its subcontractors and the city, on behalf of the subcontractor’s former employees. According to the employees, the...more
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 the end...more
On October 23, the Department of Labor reported that Proimtu Mmi-Nv LLC, a Nevada-based company, agreed to pay $1.9 million in back wages and fringe benefits as the result of a DOL investigation of its compliance with the...more
Decision Impacts Public Works Projects in California -
The California Court of Appeal has ruled that fabrication of materials for a public works project is not subject to California’s prevailing wage law if it occurs...more
In This Issue:
- U.S. Court of Appeals Holds that Physicians’ Employer is Personally Liable for Costs Associated with The H- 1B Process and Obtaining a Waiver of the Two- Year Home Residency Requirement
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
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