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On a construction site, isn’t it enough to protect employees from existing hazards? And what does it matter if no one actually got hurt? The Sixth Circuit recently answered these questions: “No it’s not enough,” and...more
Yesterday, the Illinois Supreme Court granted leave to appeal in four new civil cases. We begin our previews of these newest additions to the court’s docket with Bartlow v. Costigan, which raises a variety of constitutional...more
A total of 4,609 workers died on the job nationwide in 2011 compared to 4,690 in 2010, according to preliminary data released recently by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The equivalent rates were 3.5 and 3.6 per 100,000...more
Web sites abound advising employees they can make “millions” by blowing the whistle on their employers for alleged violations of laws, rules, or regulations. The federal law known as the False Claims Act (FCA) also contains...more
In most cases, deciding what OSHA standard applies to the work in question is straight forward. When it comes to deciding whether certain work is "construction," subject to OSHA's Construction Standards, or "maintenance,"...more
Last week, the Department of Labor Wage Hour Division found that a Woodbridge, Virginia construction company misclassified employees as contractors and failed to pay overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that it is not “the business of the federal courts generally to clean up the language and conduct of construction sites” and held that an employer who exhibited...more
Contractors and Subcontractors Beware! Following a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation into payment practices on two federally funded construction projects in Manhattan: the Ciena Project on East 100th Street and the...more
It is well-established that general contractors are responsible for their subcontractors’ compliance with Davis-Bacon. Nevertheless, we frequently encounter situations where the general contractor has failed to comply with...more
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- Misclassifying Employees Results in $101,000 in Back Wages Charged to Local Business......................Page 1
- Should Courts Use Varying Standards for Sexual Harassment Claims Based on...more
Labor unions have long been at odds with California charter cities over whether such cities must pay prevailing wages on public works projects. While many charter cities have either not exempted themselves from state...more
A requirement to wait 30 days before filing lawsuits for construction-related accessibility claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act has been deleted from the latest version of a bill (SB 1186) winding its way through...more
The Toronto Star is reporting that Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has appealed a judge’s decision that imposed a $200,000 fine against Metron Construction in the 2009 scaffold collapse in which four workers...more
This post follows a previous post of June 22, 2012, discussing the case of an independent contractor who had been working amongst a group of other parties on the demolition of a few buildings in downtown Nipawin, Saskatchewan...more
The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal law that requires contractors to pay their laborers and mechanics prevailing wages and fringe benefits for work performed on public works construction contracts funded by federal dollars. Each...more
California and Louisiana recently became the twelfth and thirteenth states, respectively, to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the federal Department of Labor ("DOL") as part of the DOL's effort to detect and...more
As long as workers are living up to the requirements of their jobs, generally, their employers should have their backs. Workers have certain rights that, if neglected, can mean more than an unpleasant work environment....more
A construction supervisor was fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The supervisor admitted to failing to ensure that workers wore fall protection and followed a...more
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more
In a decision strongly upholding the municipal home rule doctrine, the California Supreme Court held that charter cities are not subject to state prevailing wage requirements for purely local construction projects. The Court...more
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...more
Participation in federal employment eligibility program required for public works contractors and subcontractors as of January 1, 2013.
Effective January 1, 2013, Pennsylvania will require certain public works...more
Nearly all State Contractors and Sub-Contractors Affected
The Public Works Employment Verification Act, signed into law on July 5, 2012, requires all contractors and subcontractors on public-works projects with the State...more
The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced a summer safety inspection blitz targeting construction sites with mobile and tower cranes, as well as surface mines and quarries, as part of its Safe at Work Ontario...more
On July 2, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in State Building and Constructions Trades Councils of California, AFL – CIO v. City of Vista, No. S173586. The court held that locally funded...more
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