St. Louis area contractor accused of scamming homeowners

In 2017, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud in Jefferson County. Fewer than two years later, he was released and accused of scamming again

ST. LOUIS — A recommendation from a neighbor or friend can often seal the deal. Especially if you’re looking for a contractor.

It didn’t work out well for one Hazelwood man. He told the 5 On Your Side I-Team he had no idea his roofing contractor had just been released from prison for stealing thousands from his customers.

This spring when Justin McDonald found out his roof was leaking, he knew he needed to act fast.

“I was getting some water leak from a rainstorm,” said McDonald.

The lockdown had just started. Finding a contractor was tricky. So, McDonald felt lucky when his neighbor had a recommendation for him: Donald “DJ” Harralston with ‘Multiple Trade Solutions LLC’.

“[Harralston claimed he] worked with,

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CIA Contractor Dies in Secret U.S. War in Somalia

An American working for the CIA died this week of injuries from a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to two people with knowledge of the attack. He is the first American known to be killed as a result of violence in the capital since the disastrous 1993 Black Hawk Down battle.

Michael Goodboe, a 54-year-old former Navy SEAL who worked for the CIA’s paramilitary unit, died after succumbing to injuries from an improvised explosive device, according to the two sources. The two sources requested anonymity because of the sensitivity around the attack and because they were not authorized to disclose Goodboe’s death.

The attack that killed Goodboe was presumed to have been conducted by al-Shabab, an Al Qaeda-affiliated group engaged in a decadelong insurgency, though the details remain unclear. One of the people familiar with the attack said Goodboe was flown to Germany, where the U.S. has a military

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What is an independent contractor?

North Dakota uses the “common law test” – a series of 20 questions which are used to determine whether an individual providing services is an employee or independent contractor. The common law test focuses primarily on the level of control a business has over a worker.

The following questions will assist in reviewing the relationship between the service provider and the employer, to determine whether the service provider is an employee or independent contractor. There is no specific number of factors that must be met to determine the individual’s status; rather, the Department reviews the circumstances as a whole in the context of the individual’s occupation and relevant facts.

The following is a list of factors evaluated by the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights when determining the status of work relationships submitted for review under the Department’s Independent Contractor Verification process.

  1. Instructions. A person who is
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Progressive House Democrats urge Biden against Defense chief with contractor ties

A pair of progressive House Democrats is urging President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBrewery launches new Biden beer described as ‘inoffensive and not too bitter’ Deb Haaland says ‘of course’ she would serve as Interior secretary under Biden State Department won’t give Biden messages from foreign leaders: report MORE not to nominate a Pentagon chief who has previously worked for a defense contractor.

“Respectfully, and in full agreement with your past statements, we write to request that the next secretary of Defense have no prior employment history with a defense contractor,” Reps. Mark PocanMark William PocanCutting defense spending by 10 percent would debilitate America’s military Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS ‘human rights abuses’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by Facebook – Barrett touts independence to sidestep confirmation questions MORE (D-Wis.) and Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeProgressives unveil Biden Cabinet wish list Pressure grows on California

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How to Become a Contractor: Step-by-Step Guide

The construction industry in the U.S. accounts for hundreds of thousands of jobs each year, as well as ample business opportunities for those who want to own a business in the booming industry. Most construction business owners fall under the category of contractor, but there are several variations of contractors running profitable businesses throughout the country.

However, to join the ranks of successful contractors in construction, it is necessary to answer specific questions including what is a contractor, how to become a contractor, and what are the requirements to become a licensed contractor. This guide offers in-depth answers to each of these pressing questions for individuals who want to become contractors in the industry.

This guide on how to become a contractor also provides detailed information about what contractors can earn, the career prospects of contractor businesses, licensing requirements, and how to create long-term business success. If you are considering

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Free Independent Contractor Agreement – Create, Download, and Print

Independent Contractor Agreement

Alternate Names:

An Independent Contractor Agreement is also known as a:

  • Subcontractor Agreement
  • Consulting Agreement
  • Freelance Contract
  • General Contractor Agreement
  • Consulting Services Agreement

What is an independent contractor?

Also known as a consultant or freelancer, an independent contractor is a business or individual that is typically self-employed and provides a product or service for a customer in exchange for monetary compensation.

What is an Independent Contractor Agreement?

An Independent Contractor Agreement is a written contract that spells out the terms of the working arrangement between a contractor and client, including:

  • A description of the services provided
  • Terms and length of the project or service
  • Payment details (including deposits, retainers, and other billing details)
  • Confidentiality, non-solicitation, and dispute resolution clauses

Who can use an Independent Contractor Agreement?

Contractors, freelancers, or consultants who wish to have a written agreement with

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City settles religious discrimination lawsuit with contractor for JFK and LaGuardia airports

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New York City’s Human Rights Commission (CCHR) has settled a lawsuit of religious discrimination against Pax Assist, a contractor that provides wheelchair assistance to passengers at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

CCHR’s first announced the lawsuit in 2017, in which they alleged Pax Assist denied breaks to their Muslim workers for daily prayers or for eating after fasting during the month of Ramadan.

The commission filed both a commission-initiated complaint and a public complaint made by a worker against the airport contractor, which works with more than two dozen airlines.

During the investigation, it was found that employees also reported they heard derogatory comments about Muslims by their managers over their communication devices when they asked to take a break earlier than scheduled. CCHR attorneys found several other employees

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Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements (DFARS Case 2019-D041)

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Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).

Interim rule.

DoD is issuing an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a DoD Assessment Methodology and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework in order to assess contractor implementation of cybersecurity requirements and enhance the protection of unclassified information within the DoD supply chain.

Effective November 30, 2020.

Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 30, 2020, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2019-D041, using any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for “DFARS Case 2019-D041”. Select “Comment Now” and follow the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include “DFARS Case 2019-D041” on any attached documents.

Email: [email protected] Include DFARS Case 2019-D041

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Detroit grandmother says contractor strung her along after paying in full for tub installation

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit grandmother suffering from multiple sclerosis says a contractor she paid thousands of dollars to install a tub has strung her along for months.

This story serves as a reminder, and any reputable contractor will tell you this: Never pay in full upfront.

“He’s paid in full. I paid him everything. Big mistake. I knew better than that,” said Doris Neal, who paid upfront for a tub installation and labor.

But Doris says she went against her better judgment back in June, paying a contractor in full upfront to install a tub.

She paid $1,500 dollars for labor and $1,600 for a tub.

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“And I wanted this tub so bad. Because I really needed it for my health,” she told 7 Action News reporter Darren Cunningham.

The 67-year-old says her mobility is limited due to multiple sclerosis and she’s also battling endometrial cancer.

She says contractor,

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Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest.

An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for the now-completed removal of 14 pieces of Confederate statuary that dotted Virginia’s capital city. There was angry opposition, and fear for the safety of all involved.

But when a crane finally plucked the equestrian statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson off the enormous pedestal where it had towered over this former capital of the Confederacy for more than a century, church bells chimed, thunder clapped and the crowd erupted in cheers.

Henry’s brother grabbed him, and they jumped up and down. He saw others crying in the pouring rain.

“You did it, man,” said Rodney Henry.

Success came at some

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