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Call For Presentations 2018 Construction SuperConference

February 28th, 2018

The Construction SuperConference is now accepting proposals for the annual event to be held December 10-12, 2018, in Las Vegas at the Encore at Wynn.

Opinion—The Waters of the US Controversy Continues

February 26th, 2018

By Don Wallis. The recent Supreme Court decision adds more uncertainty to the issue.  During the Obama administration, the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded

It is now Illegal in New Jersey for Businesses to Discriminate Against Employees who are Breastfeeding

February 26th, 2018

The New Jersey regulations are stricter than the federal law addressing the same issue. Under federal law, all employers with over 50 employees must comply

New California Law Makes Direct Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wage Obligations of Subcontractors

February 26th, 2018

AB 1701 places the burden on direct contractors to protect themselves from these claims. The 2017 California Legislature passed AB 1701 making direct contractors (contractors

The Power of Arbitrators in Construction Litigation Reaffirmed

February 26th, 2018

The Seventh Circuit reaffirms an arbitrator’s power to rule on questions of fact. A recent federal case in Illinois, Laborers’ Fund v. W.R. Weis Company,

Insurance Companies Can Limit Insured’s Right to Independent Counsel

February 26th, 2018

A recent Illinois decision ruled in favor of the insurer. Policyholders occasionally request that insurers allow them to choose their own counsel rather than the

Construction SuperConference 2017 Brings Together the Best and Brightest!

January 26th, 2018

Atlanta – Kevin Gaffney, director, CSC:  “Enjoy a look back at some of the great moments from the 2017 Construction SuperConference”  “It’s not too early

Opinion—The piecemeal federal budget is a disservice to the country

January 26th, 2018

By Don Wallis. Congress continues to pass stopgap budgets every few months with no reasonable expectation of drafting a long-term budget. As of today, it

New Jersey Legislature Introduces Bill to End One-Sided Employment Agreements

January 26th, 2018

The bill appears to be a response to the #MeToo movement. The #MeToo movement has exposed numerous instances of payments to individuals, primarily women, who

DACA Injunction Creates Challenges for Employers

January 26th, 2018

The termination of the DACA program may potentially remove hundreds of thousands of workers from the workforce. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program