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The Wild West
A look at recent BSC news and industry hot topics from America's most diverse region
A federal judge has overruled a challenge to the mandate passed last year by the National Labor Relations Board requiring employers to post a notice about the rights of employees in the workplace.
At the beginning of the year, Connecticut became the first state to regulate paid sick leave for employees. As of January 1, all employers with more than 50 employees were required to provide five days of paid sick leave.
In March, the city of New Orleans passed a law that will require contractors and subcontractors employed on city construction projects to face consequences if they are not in compliance with any federal, state, or municipal laws regarding labor.
In March, the city of New Orleans passed a law that will require contractors and subcontractors employed on city construction projects to face consequences if they are not in compliance with any federal, state, or municipal laws regarding labor.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:56

Lawmakers are Redefining Small Business

The Small Business Administration recently made changes to the qualifications for the category of small business. The revenue caps were raised to account for inflation, as most revenue caps had not been revised since the 1980s.
A bill recently passed by the New York City Council would require a prevailing wage for anyone in the industry working on a project for which the city provides $1 million or more in subsidies, or buildings in which the city leases more than half the space.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration introduced a new rule that brings hazard communication standards up to par with international systems as outlined by the United Nations.
The city released its new proposed code regarding sustainable purchasing for city-owned and -leased buildings. The regulations would impact maintenance and janitorial practices within the affected buildings, which exclude city schools.
The National Labor Relations Board, using the publicity garneredafter the recent challenge to the poster law, announced itscampaign to educate non-union employees about their rightsunder the National Labor Relations Act.

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