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Managing the Risk of an On-site Injury to a Subcontractor’s Employee

By: Jessica C. Neufeld In Texas, when an employee of a down-stream subcontractor is injured on a project site, an up-stream contractor is uniquely vulnerable to a lawsuit by that employee for negligence. The project owner is more or less protected by a statutory immunity derived from owning the premises. …

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Contractors Backs Bill to Increase Competition on Taxpayer-Funded Construction Contracts

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act (S. 622). The bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), will reduce costs for taxpayers by encouraging all qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally funded construction projects. S. 622 prevents …

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Construction Unemployment Rates For Texas Remains Stagnant

November not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 38 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). While the rate for Texas, 4.5 percent was unchanged from November 2015—ranking 39 out of the 50 states, the …

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