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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.

Claiming that the bills were “unnecessary under existing state law,” The “Governator” of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, terminated two bills this week.  The bills dealt...
According to an article in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (Wasilla, Alaska), a man who hired illegal workers and paid them in cash for at least three years has now been sentenced...
Randy Braun, New York attorney and blogger at Juz the Fax posted a blog last week about the pending implementation of the Construction Industry Fair Play Act (CIFPA) in New York....
Twenty-three states - make that thirty - have signed Wage Theft and/or Worker Misclassification bills into law as the focus in a number of legislatures has swung to the issue that...
The sign hanging in the Clinton election headquarters in 1992 read, “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”  Created by political strategist, James Carville, it referred to the thought...
Will the new 2500 page healthcare bill “level the playing field” for contractors and specialty contractors who bid projects every day in this country?  Yes, and this is how....
New Hampshire Governor John H. Lynch signed Executive Order 2010-3 on Friday which directs departments and agencies who deal with employee misclassification to work together, and...
Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) was in Houston last week to participate in a national program to end the Energy moratorium, or as he said “To put a face on the impact that the...
The construction industry is sometimes able to weather the economic turmoil because the projects take several years to plan, design and build. The issue for us is that when the...