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2017 and the West Virginia Legislature - The Year of the Employer

The 2017 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature saw several changes in laws relevant to employers. Changes of interest to employers include the West Virginia Safer Workplace Act, Second Chance for Employment Act,...more

How a Drone Could Save a Life at an Industrial Jobsite

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015—that means, if you break it down, that more than 90 workers lost their lives each week on jobsites. These...more

"New York Requires Contractors to Disclose Employee Salary Data"

In January 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 162 (the order) requiring state contractors to disclose the salary paid to employees who work on the contract. The order attempts to address disparity in pay...more

NLRB Expedited Election Rules Survive Fifth Circuit Appeal

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Fifth Circuit upheld the NLRB’s expedited union election rules on Friday, rejecting an appeal from construction-industry employers and small businesses - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth...more

Employment Law Letter - Winter 2016

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In our last issue, we reported on an interesting lawsuit filed by about 50 plant construction workers who were out of work for months following an explosion resulting from a “gas blow” at the Kleen Energy facility in...more

Cybersecurity for Contractors and Design Professionals

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Data breaches and the resulting havoc for companies that must deal with them are all over the news. While most construction industry businesses do not handle large amounts of consumer data, you cannot simply ignore...more

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Reporter - Summer 2015

- 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

Tennessee Legislation Wrap Up: What You Need to Know Before July 1st

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

We have previously updated you on Tennessee's new "non-retaliation for the lawful possession of a firearm" law which will go into effect on July 1, 2015. However, now that the State Legislature has wrapped up its 2015...more

Cybersecurity in the Construction Industry - What Construction Executives Should Be Doing Now to Prepare for the Inevitable

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Cybersecurity is everywhere in the news today because hackers have been very successful in exploiting human weaknesses across a broad array of industries. Our construction industry appears to be tempted to brush off these...more

Compulsory Drug and Alcohol Testing on Victorian Government Construction Sites

by K&L Gates LLP on

Victorian construction companies will be required to implement comprehensive drug and alcohol testing procedures in order to be eligible to tender for work from the Victorian Government, according to a statement released last...more

Criminal Background Checks

by Dickinson Wright on

In an increasingly competitive business environment, it is perhaps more important than ever for employers to exercise prudence and caution in hiring and maintaining their workforce. Background checks, whether criminal...more

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