Tag Archives: Labor and Employment Issues

Arbitrators can decide validity of arbitration provision in construction contracts

Binding arbitration of construction disputes is frequently required by standard industry contracts. For example, the contract forms published by the American Institute of Architects either require or provide an option for arbitration under the Construction Industry Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The latter rules authorize the arbitrator to decide whether the contractual arbitration … Continue Reading

The Year 2010 In Review: Prevailing Wage & Employment Law

This article is the sixth in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010. By Candace Matson, Harold Hamersmith & Helen Lauderdale Alameda County Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee v. Roadway Electrical Works Inc., 186 Cal. App. 4th 185 (1st Dist. June 2010) A general contractor and its electrical subcontractor working on the project to rebuild … Continue Reading

California Department of Industrial Relations Expands Prevailing Wage Coverage

By Richard M. Freeman In December, 2006, the Department of Industrial Relations adopted a new, official position which could adversely affect the real estate development and construction community.  Its new position is that any type of public subsidy, waiver of permitting fees, discount or assistance from a public body to a developer does not have … Continue Reading
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