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Breaking With Tradition, The Current NLRB Is On A Rulemaking Tear: Election Procedures, Recognition Bar, And 9(A) Collective Bargaining Relationships
In its 84-year history, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, Board or Agency) has promulgated a very small number of rules pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act
United States
13 Sep 2019
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No Students? No Problem, Developer Still Pays
In Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc. v. Salinas Union High School District, the Sixth District Court of Appeal considered whether the Salinas Union High School District ("District")
United States
18 Jun 2019
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Labor Development Impacting Developers, Contractors, And Landowners
It is unlawful for unions to secondarily picket construction sites or to coercively enmesh neutral parties in the disputes that a union may have with another employer
United States
6 Jun 2019
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EIR For Downtown San Francisco Mixed-Use Project Upheld Under Supreme Court's Newly Articulated Standard Of Review
The belatedly published South of Market Community Action Network v. City and County of San Francisco (2019) ___ Cal.App.5th ___ ("South of Market"),
United States
22 May 2019
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Avoiding Disaster Due To Improper Licensing
We are reminded of this by the recent case of JMS Air Conditioning and Appliance Service, Inc. v. Santa Monica Community College District, Bernards Bros., Inc., 30 Cal. App. 5th 945 (2018).
United States
18 Feb 2019
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California Housing Legislation (2017-2018)
State lawmakers passed over 1,200 bills this year, the most in more than a decade according to sources.
United States
8 Oct 2018
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EPC Contractors Procuring From Foreign Companies Need To Reconsider Their Contracts
A recent California case may force engineering, procurement and construction companies doing business with foreign suppliers to reconsider—and maybe rewrite—their contracts.
United States
12 Jun 2018
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It's All A Matter Of [Statutory] Construction: Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets The Good Faith Dispute Exception To Prompt Payment Requirements In United Riggers & Erectors, Inc. v. Coast Iron & Steel Co.
On May 14, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in United Riggers & Erectors, Inc. v. Coast Iron & Steel Co., No. S231549, slip. op. (Cal. Sup. Ct. May 14, 2018).
United States
18 May 2018
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"Good Faith" May Not Be Good Enough: California Supreme Court To Decide When General Contractors Can Withhold Retention
It is industry standard in California for owners of a construction project to make monthly payments to a contractor for work it has completed, less a certain percentage that is withheld...
United States
9 Mar 2018
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Developer Had No Right To Independent Counsel Based On A Possible Conflict Of Interest For Carrier-Appointed Counsel
Centex Homes, et al. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, — Cal.Rptr.3d –, 2018 WL 494749 (Jan. 22, 2018), Third Appellate District Court of Appeal, Case No. C081266.
United States
13 Feb 2018
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Direct Contractors In California Should Take Steps Now To Reduce Exposure For Unpaid Wages By Subcontractors
As of January 1, 2018, direct contractors in California who make or take a contract "for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other private work" ...
United States
7 Feb 2018
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Contractors May Benefit By Taking Equity In The Project They Are Constructing
Contractors may benefit in making a small equity investment in the projects they construct. The financial benefit can arise from the investment itself ...
United States
18 Jan 2018
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Court Finds Ambiguity In Additional Insured Endorsement To Trigger Defense Duty Under Completed Operations Coverage
Pulte Home Corporation v. American Safety Indemnity Company, — Cal.Rptr.3d — , 2017 WL 3725045 (Aug. 30, 2017); California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, Case No. D070478.
United States
23 Oct 2017
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Are You Sure You Want To Challenge That Permit Condition?
The California Supreme Court has drawn a deeper line in the sand by (a) refusing to expand the Mitigation Fee Act to cover "land use restrictions" in permit conditions of approval that are unrelated...
United States
7 Aug 2017
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City Of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update
On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (?Plan?) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan...
United States
30 Jun 2017
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Picerne Construction Corp. v. Castellino Villas (Feb. 18, 2016, C071197)
The Third District Court of Appeal recently held that completion under the mechanics lien statute requires actual completion of the work of improvement, meaning completion of the entire structure or scheme of improvement as a whole.
United States
30 Jan 2017
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AB 1793 Amends Requirements For Contractors To Establish Substantial Compliance With State Contractor Licensing Requirements
Governor Brown signed into law AB 1793, which amends the requirements under Business & Professions Code § 7031 for a contractor to establish "substantial compliance" with state contractor licensing requirements.
United States
12 Sep 2016
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California Proposes Adopting New Permitting Program For Wetlands And Waters Of The State
On June 17, 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board published proposed amendments to the Ocean Plan and the water quality control plan for Inland Surface Waters and Enclosed Bays and Estuaries...
United States
24 Jun 2016
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New LA Ordinances "Clean Up, Green Up" Industry In Residential "Toxic Hotspot" Neighborhoods
On June 4, 2016, two new Los Angeles ordinances will go into effect under the Clean Up, Green Up (CUGU) initiative.
United States
31 May 2016
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