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Stay up-to-date on legal, construction industry, and Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP news and seminars through the below news, blog, and seminar updates.

Latest News

April 12, 2016: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP is rolling out a new seminar series entitled Construction Legal Issues Training Series. Read more here.

March 29, 2016: The firm has hired Christopher D. F. Foster, Kathleen A. Donahue, and Maureen D. MacManus. Read more here.

January 1, 2016: Christopher R. Sillari has been promoted to partner. Read more here.

November 12, 2015: Chad Wishchuk spoke at the national Legal Conference of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), at the Sheraton Hotel And Marina in San Diego, California. His presentation was part of the 2015 ABC Leadership Week and was entitled “Wage And Hour Class Actions: Misclassifcation.”

January 1, 2015: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP has added two new partners. Read the press release here.

From Our Blog

March 24, 2017: News Break: Congress Votes To Repeal The Department Of Labor’s Blacklisting Rule For Federal Contractors

Congress has voted to repeal the Department of Labor’s so-called “blacklisting rule” for federal contractors. The rule is part of President Obama’s 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, and required federal contractors to disclose labor violations committed or alleged in the last three years when bidding on federal contracts over $500,000.

January 26, 2017: California Enacts Another Claim Process for Public Works Construction

For contractors working on a public works project, the Legislature has added Section 9204 to the Public Contract Code, which applies to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017

November 18, 2016: Are You In Compliance With The Patchwork Of New Paid Sick Leave Laws, Including President Obama’s Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave For Federal Contractors?

Commencing January 2017, employers in San Diego may be subject to three separate paid sick leave laws: (1) the City of San Diego Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance effective July 2016; (2) Executive Order 13706 which is applicable to federal contractors and takes effect January 2017; and (3) California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act.


May 17, 2017: Indemnity in Construction Made Simple

Presented by David S. Demian and Christopher R. Sillari.

January 18, 2017: Lease-Leaseback Construction Under AB 2316 Effective 1-1-17

presented by P. Randolph Finch Jr. & Jason R. Thornton.

November 16, 2016: How To Prove And Recover Your Losses – Change Orders And Claims – Costing And Management

Presented by Jeffrey B. Baird. Find out more here.

October 19, 2016: Prevailing Wage, Apprenticeship and Skilled Workforce Requirements

Presented by Chad T. Wishchuk. Find out more here.

September 21, 2016: What You Must Know To Get Paid – Collection Requirements and Practical Advice

Presented by Jason R. Thornton and Andrea L. Petray. Find out more here.