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Should Your Independent Contractor Instead Be Considered Your Employee?

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The United States Department of Labor wants to clarify something it claims is costing employees certain protections and the government money. The department recently put out an interpretation of sorts to ensure employees of companies don’t get misclassified as independent … Continue reading

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Sellers Should Not Be Responsible for Damages Their Products Caused, Congressman Says

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There’s a renewed legislative push to maintain the innocence of sellers whose products end up being deemed “defective.” The emphasis, instead, should be placed on the manufacturer, according to some members of Congress. The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 1199), … Continue reading

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OBE, CRL Acquisition Comes as a Surprise for Many

Today’s announcement that Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH Group company, acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) may have come as a surprise to many in the industry. But according to Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL, it was part of a plan … Continue reading

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Acquires C.R. Laurence

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE), a CRH Group company, has acquired C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), a distributor of custom hardware and glazing products to the glass and glazing industry. The purchase was made for a total consideration of $1.3 billion, which … Continue reading

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Hawaii Agency to Address “Glass Rule” Petition for Another Project

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Hawaii’s community development agency has a decision to make next week regarding its “glass rule.” That decision, however, won’t be the end of discussion surrounding the regulation. Highrise projects in the Kakaako district of Honolulu are required to utilize glass … Continue reading

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Contractor Sentenced for False Statements Regarding Injured Worker Incident

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Safety equipment and proper worker protection is crucial among all trades in the construction industry, and another roofing contractor has been made an example of just why that is. Earlier this month, Russellville, Ala.-based steel and roofing contractor Marcus Borden … Continue reading

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Settlements Approved in Dlubak Adversary Proceedings

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The judge in the Dlubak Corp. bankruptcy case has brought adversarial proceedings that had been ongoing over the past year to an end. Dlubak Corp. filed for bankruptcy in August of 2013, and the committee of unsecured creditors in the case later … Continue reading

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How Remarketing Can Remake Your Online Business

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Successful businesses know how to use the Internet to their advantage, and some do it better than others. While it may not be the number-one sales tool for a company that sells shower enclosures and other glass and glazing products, … Continue reading

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Developer has Hawaii’s “Glass Rule” in its Crosshairs

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A commercial real estate developer is at odds with a development authority in Hawaii over the glass used in one of its high-rise projects. The Symphony Honolulu mixed-use condominium tower is under construction in the Kakaako district of Hawaii, where … Continue reading

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New Association Challenges Florida Building Code

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A newly formed association, the Impact Window Affordability and Safety Association (IWASA), is fighting the implementation of part of the Florida Building Code that relates to doors and windows, citing severe impacts on businesses. The latest version of the code, … Continue reading

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