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June 2013 Archives

California Legislature Eliminates Contractor Type 1 Indemnity

The California Legislature recently approved California Senate Bill 474, which provides that in private commercial or public works construction contracts, any indemnity obligations arising out of active negligence or willful misconduct of the indemnified party are void and unenforceable. These indemnity obligations were already prohibited in residential construction contracts (except for homeowners improving their single family dwelling).

San Francisco's Construction Law Requires 30% Local Hiring

In the two years since the landmark mandatory local hiring law was adopted by the City of San Francisco, the City has seen a great increase in the hiring of its residents for construction projects. There is much work still to done, however, as local workers currently only make up an average of 20% of hours on city-funded public works projects.

In December 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved amendments to the San Francisco Administrative Code (Chapter 6.22(g)) and adopted the San Francisco Local Hiring Policy for Construction. In the first year of the policy, the mandatory local requirement was 20% by trade. For projects advertised in year two, that percentage climbed to 25%. For projects advertised after March 25, 2013, the percentage climbed further to 30%.

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