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Cost to build new homes increased dramatically over the last decade

OLYMPIA…The cost to build new homes in Washington increased dramatically over the last decade, according to a new report by…

Contractors: Watch out for registration renewal scams

Construction contractors have been reporting new registration renewal scams where imposters attempt to fool them into paying $50 to renew…

New sick leave payout requirements exempt residential construction

New sick leave payout requirements go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. These requirements do not apply to non-union workers…

Workers’ compensation premiums increase 3% for construction in 2024

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries announced a 3% average increase in the state’s workers’ compensation premiums for construction…

BIAW speaks out against workers’ compensation increase

BIAW lobbyist Tom Kwieciak recently spoke out against a 4.9% increase in the state’s workers’ compensation rate proposed by Washington’s…

New electrical laws in effect as of July 1

New electrical laws taking effect July 1 change how electrical trainees can perform journey level (01) work and qualify for…