New Orleans City Council Passing Construction Requirements

Two weeks ago the New Orleans City Council passed and ordinance that is purported to beef up labor violations for city construction contracts. The council was sharply divided whereby the ordinance passed by a 4-3 final vote. The ordinance is best described by the City Council's own publication: "The Council adopted Ordinance Cal. No. 28,899, […]

Scott Wolfe Quoted in New Orleans City Business Article About Delays When Paying Subcontractors

Subcontractor non-payment is something very familiar to me. It's been written about here on the Construction Law Monitor (especially with regard to how pay when paid clauses affect subcontractor payments), and it's something my other blog (the Construction Lien Blog) focuses on exclusively in its discussion of mechanic liens. So it's no surprise that New […]

New Legislation Could Change How Contractors File and Pay Taxes

Last week, The American Job Builders Tax Reform Act of 2011 was introduced in the house as a bi-partisan bill (sponsored by Reps. Wally Herger (R-Calif.), David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.)) to update how contractors are taxed. The introduction was immediately applauded by the Associated Builders and Contractors, who claim the bill will […]

Around the Web in Construction Law – May 21, 2010

29 States Add Construction Jobs Between March and April:    The Associated General Contractors of America released its report on the rise/fall of construction jobs around the country for the most recently reported month, and there is a mixture of good news and bad news (depending on where you are).   29 states splits the […]

Louisiana Not Missing The Green Revolution

An article in New Orleans' City Business Magazine this week reports that "green" jobs in Louisiana have grown in the past decade. The data - taken from a report that analyzed the growth of clean energy jobs across the nation - demonstrated that Louisiana's growth in the green sector has been average.  The City Business […]

Around The Web: Updates on Construction Law and Wolfe Law Group 3/13/09

Around the Web this week, there seemed to be a lot of news related to dirty politics in Washington and Louisiana, as well as some interesting blog posts and news articles related to the successes and failures in arbitration. Dirty Politics in LA:   After months of investigation related to the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership […]