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Appellate Court Concludes That Public Entities May Initiate Substitution Of A Subcontractor

In Synergy Project Management, Inc. v. City and County of San Francisco, certified for publication on March 14, 2019, the California Court of Appeal concluded that awarding agencies, like prime contractors, have the power to request substitution of a subcontractor under Public Contract Code section 4107 (hereafter referred to as Section 4107).

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“Limited Due Process” Appropriate For Subcontractor Substitution Hearings

The California Court of Appeal recently outlined an appropriate level of due process required for a subcontractor substitution hearing.

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Know Your Role, Know Your Risk

A Civic Center Act provision that allocates liability between a school district and the users of school facilities means what it says, according to a recent decision by the California Court of Appeal.

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Lay Opinions May Trigger The Need For An Environmental Impact Report

A California appellate court has ruled that lay public opinions on nontechnical issues concerning a project's size and general appearance can provide substantial evidence of environmental impact, triggering the need to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

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Changes To Skilled And Trained Workforce Requirements For Public Works Projects

Recent legislation modifies the skilled and trained workforce requirement for certain public works projects, shifting much of the burden for compliance to subcontractors. The new law also authorizes the California Labor Commissioner to investigate suspected violations of the statute and impose civil penalties in specified circumstances.

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