|Divided N.O. City Council adopts contractor compliance law|
(From The Times-Picayune) Bucking many local business leaders, a sharply divided New Orleans City Council on Thursday adopted a law requiring contractors and subcontractors on city construction jobs worth more than $50,000 to report to City Hall if they violate "federal, state and municipal laws governing labor and employment." The opposition, which included the Business Council of New Orleans, labeled the legislation redundant, onerous and a potential drag on the city's rebounding construction industry.
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