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Carolinas construction employment continues to rise

May 25, 2016 |

According to data released earlier this month from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and published today by the Associated General Contractors of America, South and North Carolina have enjoyed increases in overall construction employment over the last twelve months.  Although April’s data shows a slight 1% decline from the previous month, South Carolina’s overall employment… Read more

OSHA electronic injury reporting rule incoming

May 12, 2016 |

Construction Dive has an interesting article up this morning regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new rule regarding the electronic transmission of injury and illness data for all construction industry employees with 20 employees or more.  The rule goes into effect on August 10, 2016, and the data reported will be made available to… Read more

Pay-If-Paid vs. Pay-When-Paid – Know the Local Law!

April 26, 2016 |

“Pay-if-paid” and “pay-when-paid” clauses are commonly found in construction contracts. Their potential benefit – at least to the upstream contractor – is obvious: if the clause is interpreted literally, risk of non-payment from an owner or general contractor is pushed downstream. In other words, the contractor is under no obligation to pay his subcontractors unless… Read more

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