CAPHCC Govt Affairs Report – Richard Markuson, Lobbyist

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fb2Reminder: New Piece-rate Law: On October 10, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1513, which added new requirements with regard to employees who work on a piece-rate basis. The new law, which amends California Labor Code section 226.2, changes the way employers are required to pay employees paid on a piece-rate basis. The new section 226.2 goes into effect on January 1, 2016.

Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of December 7 – 11.

Construction Law

Engineer owes Duty to non-client Contractor: The United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that an engineer that prepares plans and specifications to be relied upon by contractors in preparing their bids for a construction project owes a duty of care to those contractors, and therefore can be held liable to the contractors for breach of professional duty and/or negligent misrepresentation.

Nevada’s New Norm: A 5% Retainage Becomes the New Standard on January 1 Public and private contractors take note of new law in Nevada that limits retainage for both public and private works contracts to five percent.