Boston, Mass. – Jim Rudolph, managing partner of Rudolph Friedmann LLP, has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels.
By: Mary Lou Jay
June 8, 2018 - United Rentals: Despite rising construction wages (they increased 3.8 percent over the last year), contractors continue to have trouble recruiting enough skilled workers to meet their workforce needs. Pre-apprenticeship programs could be one way of filling those vacancies. They’re designed to introduce people — usually from groups under-represented in today’s construction workforce — to the industry and to build their skills so they can meet the entry requirements for apprenticeship programs.
Pre-apprenticeship programs are offered in many different forms throughout the country. Some are sponsored by trade associations or craft unions, while others are connected with community colleges or high school vocational training. Local community organizations may participate by helping with candidate recruitment and/or providing some of the soft skills training that’s usually part of pre-apprenticeship programs.
Preparing and prescreening in Massachusetts
Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts started its pre-apprenticeship program this year. Greg Beeman, president and CEO, said the program promises dual benefits: It will help its members find solid apprenticeship candidates while offering minorities, women and members of other disadvantaged groups a chance to learn about the career opportunities in construction and gain entry into the industry.
Guest Column: New Standards for Construction Claims? The Impact of G4S Technology LLC v. Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation
By: James G. Grillo, Esq. and Adam J. Reese, Esq.
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