Arizona to Receive Millions for I-11 Highway Project

The Arizona Republic is reporting that Arizona will receive an additional $380 million in federal highway funding for the Interstate 11 corridor project, as well as legislation to support the Sonoran Corridor project under the recently passed federal highway and … Continue reading

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Dec 2015 Under Construction Newsletter Available

The December 2015 Under Construction Newsletter from Snell & Wilmer’s Construction Law Group is now available. Articles include: FAA regulations affecting drone use on construction projects; Drafting pay when paid clauses in California; Construction defect reform in Denver, and use … Continue reading

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NLRB Expected to Issue Decision on “Joint Employers”

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to issue a decision  in the very near future (Browning-Ferris Industries 32 RC 109684) that will dramatically change the standard  for finding that two or more entities constitute “joint employers” for purposes of … Continue reading

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Executive Orders Impacting Construction in 2015

In 2014 Barack Obama issued over 30 executive orders as promised in his State of the Union Address.  At least three of these orders are notable and will impact federal contractors and workers performing construction and construction management services. On … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Holds Only One 90-Day Notice Required to Preserve Supplier’s Miller Act Claim on Open Book Account

Every equipment and material supplier does the same thing.  A subcontractor applies for credit and once approved, the supplier opens a separate account for each of the subcontractor’s projects.  The supplier tracks all of the subcontractor’s purchase orders and service … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Now Accepting Comments on Regulations Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors and Subcontractors

The Department of Labor has recently put forth its notice of proposed rulemaking giving effect to Executive Order 13658, which President Obama signed in February 2014.  The executive order sets forth a new minimum wage requirement for employees under certain … Continue reading

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