A Sustainable Workforce Starts With You

Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

New content guidelines for San Francisco were passed by the city’s supervisors by a vote of 8-3 Tuesday.  According to the CBS News the new guidelines would require that...
December 09, 2010
The New York Assembly did pass the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) that we wrote about last week.  They have now sent it to the desk of Governor David Paterson for his...
December 06, 2010
According to Capitol Confidential, a blog by the (Albany, NY) Times Union, the chances for passage of the Wage Theft Prevention Act to the governor’s desk requires prompt action...
December 01, 2010
According to an article in the Albany Times Union last week, the returning New York legislature is close to passing a state-wide law against wage theft.  If they pass it and...
November 30, 2010
As reported by the Workers Defense Project in a press release last week, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) held a public meeting on Monday, November 8, 2010.  ...
November 18, 2010
Press release from Emily Timm of the Workers Defense Project about the Texas Workforce Commission vote this Monday on proposed legislation to strengthen penalties for worker...
November 10, 2010
Contractor and Wife Use Workers’ Compensation Funds for Luxury ItemsA roofing contractor in Orange County, California who committed Workers’ Compensation Insurance fraud was...
November 10, 2010
The economy did add 151,000 new jobs last month, but with 15 million folks out of work in the country, it will take another 99 months to recover to the level where it was at the...
November 09, 2010
So what does that mean for the industry?  I really don’t care whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Tea Party, Independent or Libertarian, “It is still about the jobs,...
November 05, 2010