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Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction. New OSHA Anti-Retaliation Rule Effective Since December 1
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 9 2016

A Texas federal court has refused to enjoin OSHA's new rule regarding workplace safety and injury reporting. OSHA amended 29 C.F.R. 1904.35 during


Regulation Changes Impact Florida PEs
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers recently published changes to Rules 61G15-22.0001, 61G15-22.0002, and 61G15-30.003. These amendments will


New California Construction Laws for 2017
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

The California Legislature introduced over 5103 bills in the 2015-2016 session. Below are summaries of some of the more important bills affecting


Project Labor Agreements in Public and Private Contracting
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 15 2016

Finding and hiring qualified construction workers is a growing challenge for contractors across North America. One method of securing labor is


California Contractors Beware: New California Public Works Claims Resolution Process Raises Concerns and Traps for the Unwary
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 14 2016

AB 626 adds new Public Contract Code section 9204. It creates a new claims resolution procedure in addition to those already found in the Public


OSHA Changes Bring Increased Penalties and Risk of Criminal Prosecution
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

Since 1990, penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 651-678 (OSH Act) have remained the same


California Court of Appeal Confirms the Power of Subcontractors' Bid Conditions
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

General contractor Flintco Pacific, Inc. ("Flintco") bid to construct a new building at Diablo Valley College ("DVC") in Pleasant Hills, California


Investigating and Resolving Incidents of Sexual Harassment
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • October 5 2016

As we discussed in our last edition, the first and most important step to avoid sexual harassment claims is to create a work environment where sexual


Protect Your Employees from Sexual Harassment - Protect Your Company from Unnecessary Claims
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

As with most of the employment law issues we have been discussing in recent issues, claims of sexual harassment and retaliation can result in


New regulations make avoiding labor and employment disputes a criterion for award of federal contracts and subcontracts
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

On August 24, 2016, the FAR Council released a final rule implementing the 2015 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Department of Labor