Americans with Disabilities Act: Reasonable Accommodations
Proposed Rule for Overtime Exemptions Issued by Department of Labor
Most Staffing and Recruiting Industry Non-Compete Agreements Unenforceable
Florida Non-Compete Litigation: Responding to Cease & Desist Letters
Enforcing Florida Non-Compete Agreements
Employee Poaching & Raiding Part II (Absent Restrictive Covenants)
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About "Off the Clock" Cell Phone Usage
What is a hostile work environment?
How to Form an Effective CSIRT
Polsinelli Podcast - What Your Company Needs to Know About Whistleblower Claims
What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the Affordable Care Act and New EEOC Initiatives
How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?
To Be or Not To Be (an Employer)
Polsinelli Podcast - The Climate for I9 Audits in 2015
Correcting Problems With Your Retirement Plan
Jeffrey Koonankeil on How the EPL Landscape is Changing
John Lewis of BakerHostetler Discusses Use of Social Media in Gawker Class Action
Pregnancy In the Workplace...Hot Off the Press
California Becomes Second State To Mandate Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522)
Insights and Strategies on Class Action Litigation from General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers
This month marks the 20th edition of The Construction Advantage! In our August issue, Emily Kahn provides a pro and con summary of alternatives to the design bid build project delivery model, Mike Bosse discusses the Rhode...more
Introductory remarks -
The UK’s Privy Council recently considered the interpretation of two clauses in the FIDIC Red Book 1999, concerning the obligations of an employer to evidence financial arrangements and to notify...more
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS -
DOC Issues Final Rule Regarding Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of OMB’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards -
Manufacturing is important to our national economy
in terms of its contribution to the UK’s productivity
performance, exports, innovation capacity and
employment. It also makes significant contributions to
The proposed Senate Bill reauthorizing the EB-5 Regional Center Program would restrict the types of projects that can be funded with EB-5 financing and amount of funds that can be raised with EB-5 financing.
In Pacific Caisson & Shoring, Inc. v. Bernards Bros. Inc. [2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 426], a subcontractor’s license with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) was automatically suspended due to an unsatisfied stipulated...more
- In this Issue:
- Has Exposure to Punitive Damages Increased in Arizona?
- The Different Warranties Covering A Contractor’s Work
- The Frustrating EEOC Conciliation Process
- Demanding Access to...more
The Supreme Court of Texas, interpreting Chapter 95 of the Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code, affirmed that business property owners have broad protections against suits for injuries claimed by contractors, subcontractors...more
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
Over 2,200 bills were introduced during the second and final year of the 2013-2014 legislative session, of which 931 were signed into law.
For the design and construction industry the end of the second session, like...more
All work and no pay making you crazy? A temporary suspension of work may be an appropriate self-help remedy for an owner’s or contractor’s non-payment. Although termination of the contract for the material breach of...more
Restrictive covenants come in many forms; they can be stand-alone agreements, such as a confidentiality agreement, or they can be included in various types of contracts, such as noncompete or nonsolicitation provisions in...more
The Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015 Regulations) have now been laid before Parliament and are due to come into force on 6 April 2015, ushering in several significant changes to health and safety...more
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 have finally been laid before Parliament and will come into force on Easter Monday 6 April.
The new regulations ("CDM 2015") need to be on your radar if you are...more
When does “complete” not necessarily mean “complete”?
Answer: In a construction project.
A common feature of construction contracts is that they include a mechanism for the contractor’s works to be handed over...more
The President released his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget today, February 2, 2015. In furtherance of the President’s budget request, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division provided a 32-page budget justification to Congress...more
Construction projects are complex, multi-partied, multi-disciplinary endeavors, in which subcontracting all or a portion of the work to be performed is not uncommon.
When subcontracting work, parties usually make it...more
SUPPLIER OF INSTALLATION SERVICES FOR LARGE SATELLITE TV COMPANY CANNOT DISMISS IC MISCLASSIFICATION CLAIM BY INSTALLER. A federal district court in Mississippi last month denied cross-motions for summary judgment in an FLSA...more
FLORIDA STATE CASES -
Employer Liability Policies & Worker’s Compensation – Although decedent-employee’s estate had standing as a judgment creditor to sue the tortfeasor-employer’s liability insurer for breach of...more
In This Issue:
- Another Perspective: Constructing (and Eating) a Piece of the Energy Sector Pie - An Interview with Melvin Stroble, REM, Project Manager, Energy for Black & Veatch
- Executive Order 13658...more
On November 11, 2014, the California Supreme Court rejected the recent California Court of Appeals decision Golden State Boring & Pipe Jacking, Inc. v Eastern Municipal Water District, 228 Cal.App.4th 273 (2014) which we...more
On January 1, 2015, The Occupational Health and Safety (Prime Contractor) Regulations will come into force in Saskatchewan (the Prime Contractor Regulations).
If you are doing business in Saskatchewan, you should...more
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 1897 thereby creating new liability for businesses that engage in labor contracting. Current California law prohibits employers from entering into labor or services...more
You’re a subcontractor with employees at your customer’s worksite. The customer orders you to remove an employee from the project. In fact, the customer emails you that the employee’s repeated safety complaints are killing...more
DoD Issues Proposed Rule to Amend DFARS Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition- Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2014-D025) -
The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a proposed rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition...more
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