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The Federal Government’s Building and Construction Industry Watchdog is back. The New Building Code - Major changes and summary
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 7 2017

The Federal Government recently re-established the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) - to (among other things) enforce a new code


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


A guide to the UK construction market: EU procurement rules and planning
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 3 2016

The EU public procurement rules impose obligations of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination (unequal treatment based on nationality)


Attn: federal contractors, beware of harassment and discrimination on construction sites
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2015

“Did you hear the one about . . . ?” Of course you have. We have all heard the racial and discriminatory jokes at the work place. If you are a


Alberta oil sands and construction employers ramp up drug and alcohol testing
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • October 17 2012

On June 20, 2012, major oil sands industry employers and labour providers announced their participation in the Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Project (DARRPP), sparking debate about the permissibility of the two-year pilot project under human rights law.


PA contractors must use e-verify to check employee eligibility
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2012

The recently signed Public Works Employment Verification Act requires contractors and subcontractors on public works projects in Pennsylvania to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired workers using the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.


The marginalization of Dukes in class litigation based on discretionary decision-making
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

The plaintiffs' class action bar continues in its search for "re-booting theories" to workaround Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S.Ct. 2541 (2011).


Changes to ADA accessibility standards go into effect March 15th
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • March 13 2012

Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), no individual may be discriminated against on the basis of disability with regard to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of public accommodation.


Michigan's legislature and Supreme Court deliver important construction law changes
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • August 3 2011

Michigan's legislature and Supreme Court each recently acted to deliver important construction law changes in Michigan.


Tolent contest fails to remove X-Factor
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 5 2011

In a blow to referring parties in adjudications, the Scottish Courts have ruled in Profile Projects v. Elmwood that so called "Tolent clauses" which provide for the referring party to pay both parties’ costs of the adjudication, win or lose, will be upheld.