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U.S. District Court Blocks Enforcement of Novel Prevailing Wage Requirements Aimed at the Cement Industry
  • Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
  • USA
  • October 24 2016

As addressed in our June 1, 2016 Alert , Assembly Bill 219, codified as Labor Code section 1720, expands the definition of "public works" to include

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rules ‘Misguided,’ ‘Unlawful’ and Must be Blocked, Says Texas Lawsuit - TRO Hearing Scheduled for October 21
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • October 19 2016

Several large construction and security industry groups have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to block the

Another First: CA Prevailing Wage Law Expanded to Cover Material Suppliers
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2016

PREVAILING WAGE LAW is California's "other" minimum wage. It requires workers to be paid union wages on publicly funded construction projects. But in

Workplace Safety Obligations at the Port of Montreal: Hardhats Over Turbans
  • Langlois Lawyers LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 13 2016

Despite the best intentions, it is not always possible to accommodate the religious practices of workers. In the case of Singh v. Montreal Gateway

Suit to Stop Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Filed
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2016

On October 7, the Associated Builders and Contractors filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to stop implementation

Ohio Statute Prohibits Public Authorities From Requiring Contractors to Hire as Laborers Individuals Resident in the Public Authority’s Jurisdiction
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2016

The Ohio General Assembly has enacted a statute, effective Aug. 31, 2016, that prohibits any public authority in Ohio from requiring

OFCCP Again Delays Adoption of Regulations Addressing Construction Industry Employment Practices
  • Berger Singerman LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2016

On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced yet another delay in the adoption of

Enhanced OSHA liability: multi-employer worksites
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2016

From those operating large-scale construction sites to those operating office buildings, factories and healthcare facilities, many employers rely on

Re-Imagining the Hardhat: Wearable Technology on the Job Site
  • Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2016

This is the world we live and work in right now: Drones are used in the insurance underwriting process.There were at least thirteen Federal Aviation

Architect Killed in Fall from Mid-Town Manhattan Skyscraper Under Construction
  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

A tragedy occurred on Thursday afternoon when a 52-year old architect from New Jersey fell to his death from a skyscraper under construction in