News: August 2022

Capitol Update 8/29/2022

State Water Resources Control Board Construction Stormwater Permit The State Water Resources Control Board Construction Stormwater Program has posted the August 9, 2022 Construction Stormwater General Permit Reissuance public workshop presentation and video recording under the “Past Meetings” section of the NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit … read more

Capitol Update 8/22/2022

Women Are Smashing the Construction Industry’s Concrete Ceiling as Labor Shortages Leave a Void Andi Dirkschneider negotiates multimillion-dollar land purchase loans for her family’s homebuilding business. Sellers sometimes call her “honey” and ask to speak to the man in charge. “I tell them, ‘I am … read more

Capitol Update 8/15/22

House sends $700B Inflation Reduction Act to Biden  The $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act was passed by the House on a party-line vote Friday and sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The Associated General Contractors of America spoke out against the … read more

Capitol Update 8/08/2022

OSHA heat guidance puts responsibility on contractors Federal guidance on preventing heat-related illness with rest, water and shade should be followed until new standards are issued, according to presenters at an Associated General Contractors of America conference last week in Washington, D.C. The Occupational Safety … read more

COVID-19 Employment Litigation: Taking Stock Two Years In

The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a storm of employment-related litigation, but recent court rulings are starting to provide some clarity to employers, according to an article in Reuters. The article examines how courts have ruled on questions of liability linked to compensation for employees taking COVID-19 tests, reimbursements … read more