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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.

Labor departments from NJ, DE, and PA signed a reciprocal agreement designed to better protect workers and employers through a newly established pipeline of information sharing...
Immigration crackdowns will make Texas’ labor shortage worse. The ID and Tax program would issue five-year work permits to those who qualify — bringing them into our tax system...
After it passed the California Assembly earlier this year, that state's Senate is set to begin hearings this week on a sweeping reform to the way employers classify their workers...
A new report out of Harvard was published this week in the midst of a decades-long trend of employers increasingly misclassifying workers as independent contractors.  More...
The Commission on Texas Workforce of the Future has been created to recommend legislation for submission during the next legislative session in 2021 to alleviate the skilled...
After weeks of speculation about how he would be able to do it unilaterally, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he has signed an executive order to extend the life of the state...
In a move that surprised veterans of the legislative process in Austin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott this week said he would act unilaterally to extend the life of the...
One of the few licensed trades in Texas will no longer be regulated after lawmakers in Austin failed to extend the life of the state agency that oversees plumbers. The Texas State...
Two construction company operators submitted altered payroll records to SCIF in order to pay a reduced premium on the company’s workers’compensation insurance.  In addition,...