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.

A new Obama Administration rule aimed at giving unions more knowledge of discussions between employers and legal counsel is on hold after a federal judge in Texas blocked it...
July 06, 2016
Last month Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Raimundo Hernandez-Argueta, owner of Naples construction company Complete Framing Professionals (...
June 30, 2016
Some sources believe that there were one million drones sold last year. According to those sources, up to 40% of those drones are being used in the construction and infrastructure...
June 29, 2016
Earlier this month, Jim Kollaer wrote here on Construction Citizen that more than 400 new high rises are planned for London's skyline:“That number is astonishing to me. That is...
June 28, 2016
The issue of worker misclassification promises to loom large once again during the next session of the Texas Legislature – and not just as it relates to the construction industry....
June 14, 2016
The recent announcement by the IRS Commissioner that the agency is moving forward with hiring hundreds of additional agents has sparked a debate about exactly how those new...
May 25, 2016
A broad cross section of construction and construction-related business associations are asking leaders in both parties in Washington to make career training a priority this year...
April 29, 2016
Last week, the Construction Citizen team updated you on the fact that lawsuits about worker misclassification have been ramping up all across the country. The battle is playing...
April 20, 2016
Across the country, there are more and more examples of businesses facing legal consequences because they were misclassifying workers as independent subcontractors when, by law,...
April 13, 2016