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Legal Update: As Of April 19, 2017, AB 219 Is Once Again Being Enforced And Ready-Mix Concrete Suppliers Must Pay Prevailing Wages On Public Works

April 20, 2017: By: Chad T. Wishchuk, Esq. and Kathleen A. Donahue, Esq. of Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP. In 2015, the California Legislature adopted AB 219 thereby extending the prevailing wage requirements to deliveries of ready-mix concrete to public works. The day before AB 219 took effect, however, several ready-mix concrete suppliers filed a federal lawsuit challenging […]

News Break: President Trump Approves The Repeal Of President Obama’s Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

April 18, 2017: By: Chad T. Wishchuk, Esq. and Kathleen A. Donahue, Esq. of Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP. On March 27, 2017, President Trump repealed President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The most controversial aspect of that Executive Order was the so-called “blacklisting rule,” which required federal contractors to disclose labor violations committed or […]

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

March 24, 2017: 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.

California Enacts Another Claim Process for Public Works Construction

January 26, 2017: 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

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?

November 18, 2016: 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.

Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP Adds Third Post-Bar Law Clerk

November 2, 2016: Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP has added a third Post-Bar Law Clerk to its 2016 class.