Union Workers and Day Laborers Join Forces in Push for Prevailing Wage
By Denis Slattery, New York Daily News
An unlikely coalition of activists, union workers and day laborers joined forces Wednesday to call on New York lawmakers to grant raises to construction workers on publicly subsidized projects.
Hundreds of construction workers, decked out in orange and yellow, filled the state Capitol Building...
How to Handle Hard Conversations on the Jobsite
By Mark Anderson, Construction Business Owner
The essence of project management is reducing risk, optimizing project outcomes and meeting client expectations. As such, clients turn to professional project management and cost consultancy to help them achieve exactly that.
Whether cost consultants, external project managers or...
How to Effectively Manage an Underperforming Subcontractors
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
When a subcontractor doesn't perform according to the terms of its contract, it can often can turn a general contractor's or owner's experience of a great project from dream to nightmare.
In the execution of many construction projects, subs provide the bulk of the labor and materials...
Construction Labor Woes are Wearing on Region
Article is by Crain's Cleveland Business, Stan Bullard.
Ripples from a tightening supply of workers in the building trades are starting to surface in Northeast Ohio's construction market.
Doug Price, CEO of Willoughby-based apartment and office owner K&D Group, said he considers the labor shortage in the building...
State Cites Sub for $12M of Wage Theft Violations
Written by Kim Slowey from Construction Dive
The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), also known as the Labor Commissioner’s Office, has cited specialty contractor RDV Construction, based in City of Industry, California, for allegedly committing $12 million of wage theft violations against more...
Construction and Disability
From the webpage of Go Construct.
A diverse workforce brings benefits to both the employee and the employer. For people with disabilities, a job in construction can provide a great career for life. Meanwhile, the industry gains a diverse workforce of highly respected employees who are skilled at what they do – and will...
Ohio Employers Boosting Pay, Benefits to Attract Workers in Tight Labor Market
Written by Mark Williams, The Columbus Dispatch
About two-thirds of the 150 business owners surveyed for PNC Bank’s fall economic survey say they’ve taken one or more steps in response to the labor conditions."
Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets When Employees Leave the Company
This article is Danielle Ochs at Ogletree Deakins, answers employers’ frequently asked questions about the intricacies that arise when an employee with valuable information leaves the company.
What can employers do at the start of the employment relationship to protect their trade secrets and confidential information...
How Wage and Hour Coverage Can Safeguard Your Business: Understanding Employment Practices Liability Insurance
This blog is by author Dario Nalli, Oswald.
If labor laws are complicated and expected to change, how can savvy business owners protect themselves?
Cleveland Metropolitan School District puts facilities plan on hold
by Chuck Hoven of the Plain Press.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has placed the last two segments (Segments Eight and Nine) of its Master Facilities Plan on hold while it tries to resolve a dispute with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)