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Prohibition of Employee Residency Requirements (aka Local Hire)

June 5, 2018

The Eighth Appellate District Court of Appeals’ in Cuyahoga County upheld a Cleveland trial court’s injunction on the statute prohibiting the use of residency requirements on public improvement contracts in Ohio. AGC of Ohio strongly supported the legislation (H.B. 180) that was enacted in 2016. The case has been appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court,…

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Municipal Tax Reform, Optional Centralized Net Profits Collection

June 5, 2018

More than 100 cities and villages filed a civil lawsuit in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas challenging the constitutionality of key municipal income tax reforms signed into law through H.B. 49 in June 2017 and H.B. 5 in December 2014. AGC was an active proponent of the municipal tax changes. The suit seeks…

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General Liability Insurance

June 5, 2018

In January, Ohio’s Third District Court of Appeals ruled that an insurer, in this case Cincinnati Insurance, has the duty to defend and indemnify a contractor against claims made by a project owner for property damage resulting from a subcontractor’s defective work. The court rejected the Cincinnati Insurance’s argument that claims of defective work, regardless…

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Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)

June 5, 2018

Changes were made to the OFCC contract documents that significantly shift risk to contractors. AGC has a workgroup of members that are meeting with OFCC to educate them about reasonable contract language and advocate for changes that would create more balanced and equitable documents.

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Ohio EPA Wetland Antidegradation and Wetland Water Quality Standards

June 5, 2018

After a three-year process, the Ohio EPA on May 1 adopted three revised rules to its Wetland Antidegradation and Wetland Water Quality Standards: wetland definitions, wetland narrative criteria and wetland antidegradation. After the first round of public comments, the agency made some changes at the request of AGC and other stakeholders that lessened some of…

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