Happy Martin Luther King Day! Here is your Monday industry update:

The construction industry added 290,000 jobs in 2014 (a nine-year high). In December, contractors added 48,000 jobs (the most jobs added since last January) as overall payroll growth hit 252,000 and unemployment declined from 5.8% to 5.6%.

The “work for hire” doctrine establishes that most of the work completed during a time of employment technically belongs to the employer.

Construction employment is up as oil is, how do you say, down.

Beaver apprehended in construction of a dam. Poor guy.

The 2014 amendments to Nebraska’s Prompt Pay Act make it easier to collect amounts owed on a construction project.

6 construction projects we’re thankful never became a reality.