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Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

How would a $15 minimum wage affect construction?

February 23, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The idea of raising the federal minimum wage has received renewed emphasis this year as Democrats, historically in favor of increasing the national rate of pay, took control of the White House and Congress. Worker groups have long called for […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York City building inspector charged in bribery scheme

February 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

According to the complaint, on July 31, Ginestri re-inspected a construction site in Flushing, New York, after a stop work order was issued for safety violations earlier in the month. During a conversation with two members of the construction team […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Labor secretary nominee Walsh backs OSHA, training programs

February 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Biden previously stated an intention to be the “strongest labor president you ever had” and, if confirmed, Walsh is likely to play an important role in the administration’s workforce agenda. Some Republican senators questioned Walsh, a former construction union president, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

How the PRO Act would change the construction industry

February 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

On Thursday, Democratic lawmakers reintroduced the PRO Act, the sweeping labor rights bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last year. Construction groups representing workers, unions and employers alike say they are watching intently to see how the […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Firms denied PPP forgiveness can take tax credit, IRS says

January 29, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Under PPP, loan recipients can apply for forgiveness if they use at least 60% of the proceeds for wages and the remaining funds for other eligible expenses, including rent or mortgage, utilities, among other operating costs. Given the short time […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New York City building department rolling out safety credential system

January 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Laws for noncompliance with safety standards have slowly been phased in since Mayor Bill De Blasio signed Local Law 196 in 2017, in an attempt to create safer jobsites. If a DOB site inspector identifies untrained workers on the job, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

The Dotted Line: 6 ways a construction contract can become unenforceable

January 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Most contractors are well aware that they must abide by the performance standards and scope-of-work requirements in their contracts or potentially face legal action. What they might not realize is that there are situations that could render their contracts or […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, Procurement

Biden toughens Buy American rules

January 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Manufacturing and labor groups including the AFL-CIO applauded the order, which tightens policies already in place. “The Trump administration used the right words but never put in place policies to affect meaningful change,” Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, Sustainability

Insurance 101 for small contractors

January 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

For contractors and small construction companies, the importance of having the right amount of the right types of business insurance can’t be overstated. For many small businesses that don’t have adequate coverage, the cost of one liability lawsuit can be […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Biden likely to raise corporate tax rate

January 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The Biden administration will likely revisit the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the outgoing administration’s signature legislative achievement enacted in 2017, to free up money for infrastructure and other priorities, analysts say. Expect the top corporate tax rate to rise […]