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Are You in Compliance with OSHA’s New Confined Space Standard for the Construction Industry?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on

Cal-OSHA Moves to Align with Federal OSHA Construction Fall Protection Requirements
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Consistent with its edict to other state plans, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has instructed California to bring its

Labor Department Announces Plan to Find Joint Employment in All Directions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

When I get lost (which is often, say my kids), I turn to a MAP. Fortunately, I always have my iPhone on me, so the Maps app can generally get me

New year, new rules
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2016

On January 20-22, the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law will hold its annual winter meeting in San Francisco, California

California Legislation Places Additional Burdens on Contractors
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

In January 2016, two new laws will go into effect in California that increases the obligations on contractors in California. The first imposes

U.S. District Court for Northern District of California Holds Engineer May Be Liable to Contractor for Breach of Professional Duty and Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that an engineer that prepares plans and specifications to be relied

New Legislation Threatens to Further Erode Market Share of Non-Trade Union Contractors in California
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In January 2016, two new laws go into effect that will change the face of various public and private construction projects in California. These new

Workers cannot recover lost wages from contractor responsible for explosion that shut down project
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2015

The Connecticut Supreme Court has held that construction workers whose jobs are affected by the shutdown of a construction project due to an accident

Employment requirements for building officials
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • November 17 2015

The Michigan Attorney General has interpreted a recent law requiring municipal building officials to be "employed" by a municipality to mean that

Are Public-Private Partnerships subject to prevailing wage laws?
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • November 4 2015

Public-Private Partnerships, often referred to as P3s or PPPs, are experiencing a growing popularity in construction. One reason for this is quite