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What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development

by Burr & Forman on

Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns. I dragged myself into the office after only a few hours of sleep and my phone was immediately ringing. Some clients....more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. UPCOMING REFERENDUM QUESTIONS – This week, we report on Maine ballot Question 5 regarding...more

New York Establishes a Super IC Misclassification-Plus Task Force

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 159 expanding the existing Joint Enforcement Task Force on Employee Misclassification into a Joint Enforcement Task Force on Worker Exploitation and...more

Watch Out: Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes/Initiatives Are Coming

by Dentons on

The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced its 2016 and 2017 enforcement blitz and initiative schedule. In an effort to emphasize the importance of protecting workers’ rights and ensuring employer compliance with both...more

Construction E-Note - March 2016

by Burr & Forman on

Flint, Michigan’s problems with lead in its drinking water have been well documented, and this has prompted reports of similar problems detected in other communities, even though these are apparently not as extensive as the...more

2016 Ontario Budget: C$160-Billion Boost to Infrastructure Paves Way for Job Creation

On February 25, 2016, the Ontario government (Province) released its 2016 budget, titled “Jobs for Today and Tomorrow” (Budget). The Budget focuses on economic growth and job creation across Ontario. Investments in...more

TUPE: Temporary cessation of Work

by Dentons on

Mustafa and another v. Trek Highways Services Limited and others UKEAT/0064/15 - There is relatively limited case law dealing with a temporary cessation of work in a TUPE context. However, in the case of Mustafa, the...more

April 2015 Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification News Update

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The leading news in the area of independent contractor compliance and misclassification in April 2015 is the settlement by Macy’s and its logistics company in New Jersey with the delivery drivers and their helpers used by...more

DOT Announces Pilot Program Permitting Local Hiring Preferences - FHWA-Funded Projects Require Prior Approval; FTA-Funded Projects...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a pilot program that would permit state and local recipients of federal highway and federal transit funds to issue solicitations with "local hire" preferences. DOT also...more

Construction Case Law Update - November 2014

by Carlton Fields on

Personal Injury Liability, Design Standards, Slavin Doctrine, and Certorari Jurisdiction – Certiorari jurisdiction can arise where two parties in the same legal position move for summary judgment under the same theory...more

2014 Connecticut Legislative Summary - September 2014

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The 2014 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly closed with only a few new laws on the books that will affect the design and construction industry. The summaries below highlight the most significant of these....more

Third Circuit affirms dismissal of False Claims Act suit, citing contract ambiguity

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Ambiguous contract terms are ordinarily a liability for government contractors, opening the possibility of misunderstandings, expensive disputes, and, potentially, unpaid additional work. However, contract ambiguity recently...more

Amendments to Ohio P3 Legislation Add Bonding Requirements with a Twist

It is no secret within the construction industry that public-private partnership (P3) project delivery has recently become all the rage. The demand for infrastructure repairs and improvements is high, and the public dollars...more

New York Elevator Accident Lawyer Says Two Elevator Accidents in One Week Emphasizes Elevator Risk

by The Perecman Firm on

New York elevator accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the jolting reminder of elevators as potential sources of injuries and deaths. Two elevator accidents in one week affected both people who work on or near...more

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