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2014-07-21 12:26:50

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The abrupt layoffs of 300 employees of Lamar Construction without notice; and according to various news reports, without their last week of pay is a callous reminder of the disregard some contractors have for their work force. According to Ironworkers North Central States District Council President Colin Millard, "The Ironworkers union is working with solid contractors who have positions immediately available for these laid...

2014-07-01 12:30:18

OAKLAND, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) today launched an online application for public works contractors to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 854. SB 854, which became effective June 20, establishes a new public works program to replace the Compliance Monitoring Unit and Labor Compliance Program requirements for bond-funded and other public works projects. The new program will cover all public works in the state...

2014-03-18 20:22:33

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) and the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced the unsealing of grand jury indictment transcripts against Daniel Jacob Siapin, owner of Siapin Horticulture, a landscaping, irrigation and maintenance company, and his son Gabriel Daniel Siapin of La Habra Heights for embezzlement of more than $300,000 in employee benefits on a public works job. Accused of violating the legal...

2014-01-28 16:28:51

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Contractors bidding on public sector jobs understand that in order to win bids they need to maximize efficiencies, reduce costs and maintain compliance. Fringe Benefit Group's prevailing wage benefit plan, The Contractors Plan, helps government contractors, like those working on Davis-Bacon Act and Service Contract Act jobs, stay compliant with government regulations and bid more competitively while providing quality benefits to their employees....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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