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General Contractors' Workers' Compensation Plan Bars Personal Injury Claims Against Subcontractor
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

On July 13, 2017, Houston's Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc. v. Lee, 2017 WL 2986856, reversed a $43.5 million jury


The Other Shoe Drops: An Update on DOLI Enforcement of Contractor Registration Requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

In a move of interest to residential or commercial contractors working in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (DOLI) recently


2017-2018 Legislative Session: Wage Theft Update and Boston Common Shadows
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 13 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers continue to debate legislation this summer affecting employers and developers in the Commonwealth. Bills aimed at preventing


Construction Contractors Develop New Safety Helmets
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 12 2017

Construction firms are developing new safety helmets designed to provide workers with better protection from falls and to curb fatal injuries


KY OSHA Delays Silica Compliance Date for Construction Industry
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 6 2017

In March 2016, Federal OSHA promulgated a final rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica for Construction, which established a new


New York’s Scaffolding Law and Strict Liability
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • June 30 2017

According to New York’s Scaffold law (Labor Law 240(1)), contractors and owners engaged “in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting


Construction Legal Edge - Summer 2017
  • Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2017

The technology behind 3D printing has been dramatically improving in recent years. What started as a niche technology in the late 90's and early


No Liability from General Control of Site, when Worker is Injured Due to Specific Factors under Subcontractor’s Control
  • Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • USA
  • June 29 2017

The employee of a lower-tier sub was injured, and sued the general contractor with a claim based on the GC’s general duty of safety on the site. The


New York's scaffold law may not impose strict liability
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

The construction industry has long accepted that the New York scaffold law imposes strict liability on construction contractors and property owners


The Texas Property Owner’s Liability Statute Still Does Not Protect Owner’s Employees
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

The Property Owner’s Liability for Acts of Independent Contractors and Amount of Recovery statute (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Chapter 95) protects a