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Independent contractors now a question mark in California after employment bill passes

Feb 20, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law that went into effect this year. As part of a signing message, Newsom said that the new regulation would help reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors, “which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits.” […]

Anti-solar panel can generate electricity at night, researchers say

Feb 10, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

In order to develop solar panels that generate electricity at night, you just need them to operate in the exact opposite way solar panels work during the day. One of the problems with solar panels is that they don’t generate electricity at night, so we have to store the electricity they generate during the day […]

7 Mindsets That Guarantee Enduring Success

Feb 06, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

In the business of success there are two types of people – the one-hit-wonders who enjoy short-term success and those who achieve enduring success that sustains them for life. The businessperson who holds the belief that they already have what it takes to be successful and that they already know what they need to know, […]

5 Ways Childlike Curiosity Can (and Should) Inspire the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Jan 31, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Curiosity has been widely recognized and cultivated as being an essential ingredient for good leadership, sound company culture, successful team-building and personal mental health.     Curiosity has been widely recognized and cultivated as being an essential ingredient for good leadership, sound company culture, successful team-building and personal mental health. Since children are the trailblazers […]

California solar mandate, gas bans take effect in 2020: what you need to know

Jan 21, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Kwok has compressors for the water heater and ductless heating and cooling units at his Lafayette home, which he converted to electric power.Photo: Photos by Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Wei-Tai Kwok places his hand on an induction cooktop in his kitchen, where he replaced natural gas appliances with electric ones.Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez […]

The most expensive projects on the planet: $175B fuels these 5 jobsites

Dec 30, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Megaprojects, above all else, are defined by their potential to impact millions of people. While the $1 billion investment mark is generally accepted as the threshold for a singular project to be considered “mega,” that target moves according to the context of the country or specific location it’s in. So while U.S. megaprojects’ construction put-in-place […]

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019: U.S. Chamber

Dec 30, 2019 (0) comment , ,

A lawsuit over the tiny amount of lip balm at the bottom of the tube came in number one on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019. This year’s list also features lawsuits over labeling on vegan butter, the Fortnite video game, and a poster advertising the […]

Solar power from ‘the dark side’ unlocked by a new formula

Dec 19, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Engineers calculate the ultimate potential of next-generation solar panels Most of today’s solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity only from the side facing the sky. If the dark underside of a solar panel could also convert sunlight reflected off the ground, even more electricity might be generated. Double-sided solar cells are already […]

The Dotted Line: When contractors can walk off the job

Dec 12, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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  When general contractors or subcontractors sign on to construction projects, they usually start off believing everything will run smoothly. But, during the course of the work, issues sometimes arise that force all parties to go running back to their contracts in order to evaluate their options. One of those options for construction companies is […]

3 retractable roof projects open up special construction considerations

Dec 05, 2019 (0) comment , ,

While a few years ago it might have seemed like massive structures with movable parts were only achievable in futuristic movies, they are becoming commonplace on high-profile, design-centric spaces that cater to both indoor and outdoor events. What’s not commonplace is the special construction considerations required to build them. A retractable roof provides shelter from […]

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