• News for Advocacy and Legislation

    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    Our state senate recently passed S.B. 95 to address COVID-19’s impact upon the California employee.  This bill provides supplemental paid sick leave to compensate for the expiration of prior coverage that ended on December 31, 2020.  This new leave of absence takes effect immediately.  It is retroactive to January 1, 2021 and ends on September 30, 2021. SB 95 covers both private and public ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Tips, Advocacy and Legislation, Community
    Friday, May 28, 2021
    The Marin Builders Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose the possible Marin Municipal Water District moratorium on new water hook ups.View full letterLittle evidence has been provided regarding the projected amount of water to that may be saved by a possible water hook up moratorium. Nor are we aware of any outreach to the business or construction members of our community to ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner
    Monday, May 24, 2021
    May 18, 2021 On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14026 – Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors (“EO 14026”), which sets the minimum wage for federal contractors at $15.00 starting in 2022. EO 14026 applies to “workers working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract[,]” making it widely applicable. The order explains, “Raising the minimum wage ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips
    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    UPDATE: Because of multiple letters on the item, the County pulled this item from the Board of Supervisors agenda to give additional time for consideration. We've reached out to the county to offer industry perspective going forward. Marin County Board of SupervisorsRE: Project Labor Agreement Policy GuidelinesVia email on March 1, 2021To BOS@marincounty.orgFull pdf. of letterDear ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Builders Corner, Member News, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    AUTHOR Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Jan. 12, 2021 Construction DiveDive Brief:A new California law that went into effect Jan. 1 allows state regulators to shut down jobsites that expose workers to an imminent hazard of COVID-19 infection, while eliminating a previously required 15-day rebuttal period for contractors to respond to any alleged “serious violations” related to COVID-19, according to the ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Advocacy and Legislation, Safety
    Monday, November 30, 2020
    AB 685 Creates Employer COVID-19 Notice Requirements and Expands Cal/OSHA Powers effective January 1, 2021 On November 20, 2020, the OSHA Board unanimously adopted proposed regulations that impose requirements on employers to promulgate written policies regarding COVID-19 Prevention Plans.  The new regulations will go into effect December 1, if approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, COVID-19 Resources, Member News, Event Related, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Business Tips
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to Evaluate the Permit Customer Experience for County of Marin    Take the Survey - San Rafael, CA - The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the County of Marin and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process for customers and decrease the amount of non-permitted ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, CEMIP Permit Simplicity Program, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation
    Monday, November 11, 2019
     Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience  The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read more
    Categories: Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News

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