For 25 years, the maximum penalty amounts for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act have remained frozen. A thaw is about to set in — and quick. The budget act President Barack Obama signed on Nov. 2 contained ...Read More »
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Pressures are mounting for everyone involved in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, as increasingly severe penalties and new registration requirements force recreational and commercial users of UAS to adapt to evolving laws and regulations. With a recent $1.9 million penalty ...
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LONG ISLAND, NY – Prospective buyers this week began viewing the newest batch of Sandy-damaged homes before they are auctioned in November. Garden City-based Paramount Realty USA is holding open houses for 155 Long Island homes and properties damaged by ...Read More »
MINNEAPOLIS – Get ready for a wave of takeovers of U.S. publicly traded landlords. Real estate investment trusts – companies that own properties such as luxury hotels, office towers and shopping malls – are trading at an almost 15 percent ...Read More »
PORTLAND, Ore. – Picture this: Within the next 12 to 18 months, artificial intelligence will have completely taken over the building industry. Power tools formerly used in construction will be replaced by what will appear to a layperson to be ...Read More »
PORTLAND, Ore. — When it comes to accidents on job sites, Jim Wiethorn is a building industry version of Sherlock Holmes. Instead of a pipe and deerstalker cap, he’s tended to arm himself with a solid foundation of geometry and ...Read More »
The Dolan Company (OTC: DOLN), the Minneapolis-based owner of The Mecklenburg Times, will seek bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 next week in a process that Dolan officials say should result in a speedy exit from bankruptcy and smooth continued operation ...Read More »
Businesses got a temporary reprieve in July when the Obama administration announced a yearlong delay in the enforcement of the federal requirement that employers provide health care coverage to workers or pay a fine. But even though the Affordable Care Act’s “shared responsibility” employer mandate — also known as the “pay or play” provision — won’t go into effect until January 2015, compliance will require businesses managers to make a host of complex decisions that will take a considerable amount of time. And the clock is already ticking.
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A still-stabilizing nonresidential construction sector should see demand strengthen in the private sector and weaken in the public sector this year, the Associated General Contractors of America anticipates.Read More »
The American Bar Association this month will be asked to endorse a proposed uniform law aiming at new standards for state government websites that host legal materials. The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act is proposed by the Uniform Laws Commission to address a trend, still in its infancy, of shuttering public printers and posting laws only online. But shifting an entire system of laws to online-only postings puts our legal system at risk.Read More »