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Trade and the Construction Industry: How will the Biden Administration Respond?

by Edward Seglias PHILADELPHIA – A new presidential administration always triggers discussion about what policies will change from the past administration and what new initiatives will be advanced. No doubt the new Biden administration will dep
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Predictions for the New Year

ATLANTA – It’s been a full year since Construction Super Conference met at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, Calif. Little did we know what would transpire between then and now. Just this week, the first Americans (outside of clinical trials)
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Industry News: Mandatory Vaccinations?

ATLANTA – In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Kevin Troutman (a partner at Fisher Phillips law firm) shared his insights on the possibility that employers might require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Acc
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Updating Litigation Hold Notices

by Samantha L. Brutout, Esq. PITTSBURGH – Does your standard litigation hold notice reference Blackberrys? If so, it is probably time to update it. As millions of employees continue to work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, corporate
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Industry News: Political Flags, Hurricane Lawsuits, Plastic Fencing, and More

Political Flags, Political Speech? According to a report in the Northwest Herald, the Illinois city of Crystal Lake received “voluminous” complaints after the contractor on one of its road projects put Trump 2020 flags on its equipment, a city at
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Will Regulatory Burden Increase Under Biden?

EL SEGUNDO, CA – Politicians loves construction. Construction means jobs for everyone—trained and untrained. No one objects to construction and never has. In my life, I’ve never heard anyone say, ‘Oh I hate construction’ or ‘D
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Post-Election Predictions: “Shovel Ready” Biden Era?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of a contentious presidential election, certain industries are bracing for change. And yet, for the mostly non-partisan world of construction, the level of disruption is likely to be somewhat muted. “Everyone lo
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Labor Department Unpacks Trump’s Diversity Training Limits

WASHINGTON, DC – In mid September, President Trump issued executive order 13950 “combatting race and sex stereotyping” with an implementation deadline of Nov. 21, 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor has begun setting parameters to implement a po
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Conference Cancellation, Trial Balloons, and Florida 2021

ATLANTA – In the wake of last month’s cancellation of Construction Super Conference (CSC) 2020, organizers are floating the possibility of holding a virtual “State of the Industry” session, primarily with members of the CSC educational adviso