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What Do Pot Holes and Ice Cream Have in Common?

They both make us scream! That is why Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream of Shelby, Michigan has created a brand new “Michigan Pot Hole”  flavor.  This flavor features “thick, black-tar fudge in chocolate ice cream with chunks of chocolate asphalt,” a very creative take on the classic Rocky-Road flavor. However, Michigan Pot Hole is not …

March 20, 2015 5:27 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Tips and Tricks

U.S. Now Divided 25 to 25 After Wisconsin Passes Right-To-Work Bill

With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signing the Right-To-Work bill into law, the country is now officially split in half over the 1947 Taft-Hartley amendments to the National Labor Relations Act. The last time a Right-to-Work Bill was passed was in 2012 in both Indiana and Michigan, but other states are in …

March 10, 2015 4:55 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations

$305,000 Later A Firm Learned A Valuable Lesson

How and when should overtime wages be paid? If you cannot answer this question you may be in trouble. It is a lack of knowledge on that very subject that has M.H. Electric paying more than $305k in back wages from at least 10 federally funded construction projects awarded in …

February 11, 2015 2:41 pm | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Davis-Bacon, Industry News, Prevailing Wage, Uncategorized

39 Employees + Misclassification = $87,239 in Back Wages

Prevailing wage has been set into place in many states to ensure that workers are receiving the amount due to them for the scope of work they are performing. The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts assure fairness in bidding and promote economic growth by supporting the middle class which then returns …

February 3, 2015 6:21 pm | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Davis-Bacon, Industry News, Prevailing Wage

DOL Drops Anchor to Create Ripple Effect in Labor Compliance for 2015

The Department of Labor is stationed and ready to battle companies who skirt labor laws whether intentionally or by accident. David Weil, administrator of the Wage and Hour division of the Department of Labor Blog explained how they plan on “taking strategic enforcement to the next level.” The strategy is …

January 13, 2015 6:25 pm | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations

A New Year Means New Labor Laws for California – The Top 11

Holland & Knight, a global Law Firm, has taken the time to compile a comprehensive list of the new labor laws contractors can expect to face in 2015. The 11 listed below are those that will affect the most businesses. For the complete list and detailed explanations of each new …

January 8, 2015 6:12 pm | Filed under: Industry News, State Regulations
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