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The Green Law Group Master Contractor Webinar Series

The Green Law Group Master Contractor Webinar Series

  We are releasing the newest segment in our Master Contractor Webinar Series, Employment Law for Contractors. In this latest video, I talk about the key laws you need to be aware of when you employ others in your contracting business, including: ·     How to know when to classify someone as an employee or independent contractor ·     When […]

Construction Adds 158,000 Jobs in June, Infrastructure Jobs Decline

Construction Adds 158,000 Jobs in June, Infrastructure Jobs Decline

BY ALAN MCDONNELL According to analysis of recent government data by the Association of General Contractors of America (AGC), employment in the construction sector increased by 158,000 jobs in June. However, jobs in infrastructural construction continued to shrink over the same period. The overall rate of unemployment in construction was 10.1 percent, with 962,000 construction workers currently off work. The unemployment […]

Border Wall Construction Has Increased During Pandemic: CBP Chief

Border Wall Construction Has Increased During Pandemic: CBP Chief

BY JACK PHILLIPS The head of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency revealed that the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall has remained a high priority during the pandemic, and the barrier is going up faster than before. President Donald Trump has long said that building the wall to curb illegal immigration into the United […]

BUSINESS | Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees

BUSINESS | Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees

BY HANNAH WILEY California Democrats unveiled on Monday a package of eight proposals that attempt to spur construction of new homes by slashing some of the fees that local governments charge for building permits. Those fees can run into the tens of thousands of dollars per house, driving up the cost of construction and leading […]

BUSINESS | Trump Unveils Plan to Speed Up Permits for Big Projects

BUSINESS | Trump Unveils Plan to Speed Up Permits for Big Projects

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV President Donald Trump on Jan. 9 introduced a plan to expedite the permitting process for major infrastructure projects such as oil pipelines and bridges. Once adopted, the proposed rule would mark the first modification in four decades on how the executive branch interprets the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Enacted in 1970, NEPA is a bedrock environmental […]

If You Let Them, They Will Build

If You Let Them, They Will Build

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Developers want to develop.  Cities like Oakland need housing and yet California has a massive housing shortage, an affordable housing shortage and worse.  How bad is it?  The State passed a bill allowing you to put a “granny flat” in your backyard. “California’s housing crisis, particularly in the Bay […]

President Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Border Wall Construction: Report

President Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Border Wall Construction: Report

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The president reportedly tapped his son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead the administration’s effort to complete hundreds of miles of border wall before the end of 2020. President Donald Trump, frustrated over a lack of progress, tapped Kushner, a White House senior adviser, to expedite work on the U.S.-Mexico border […]

The Enemies of American Infrastructure

The Enemies of American Infrastructure

    By Edward Ring Between 2008 and 2019, China opened up 33 high speed rail routes, connecting 39 major cities along four north-south and four east-west main lines. The 18,000 mile network runs trains at an average speed of around 200 miles per hour. By 2030, the Chinese expect to double the mileage of their high speed […]

More Women Donning Hard Hats as a Career: ‘Times Are Changing’

More Women Donning Hard Hats as a Career: ‘Times Are Changing’

KATIE JERKOVICH, Entertainment Reporter   More women in New York City are donning hard hats as a career and one such individual talked about how much she enjoys it. “Times are changing. It’s not just a man’s world anymore,” Tanay Matthews, who works construction with Local 361 union, told CBS2 on Wednesday. (RELATED: Kate Hudson Will Raise Her […]

Metrolink’s Riverside Line Expects Delays Due to Union Pacific Maintenance

Metrolink’s Riverside Line Expects Delays Due to Union Pacific Maintenance

LOS ANGELES – Metrolink’s Riverside Line will experience delays of up to 15 minutes from Jan. 2 through March 29 due to Union Pacific Railroad maintenance.    In addition to the possible delays, Riverside Line trains 402 and 411 will be canceled and alternate bus service will be provided between Los Angeles Union Station and Riverside – […]

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