Tag: employee

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to support the mental health of an injured employee

August 10, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

It’s no surprise that construction laborers report more than double the number of nonfatal falls, slips or trips than all workers. While mitigating the risk of injuries makes the most sense to both businesses and employees, accidents still happen, and, […]

Construction Processes, Legal

What to do when an employee is afraid to return to the jobsite due to COVID-19

September 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors across the country are dealing with labor issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some workers who are receiving unemployment benefits are staying away from work until their assistance runs out, but others are being kept away by a more […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Federal court says DOL joint-employer rule ‘arbitrary and capricious’; ABC says judge ‘got it wrong’

September 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Woods’ decision in part focused on the four-factor test included in the final rule. The test considers whether the potential joint employer: Hires or fires the employee (not whether the employer has the authority to hire or fire). Supervises and […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor’s defense in fatal fall: Victim was a subcontractor, not an employee

June 17, 2019


A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Construction Continues To Add Jobs In Arizona, Nevada

November 30, 2016

Via: ENR

Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico joined 36 other states that all posted employment gains between June 2015 and June 2016. Despite this long-term positive growth, the month-over-month employment figures are less positive: 25 states, including New Mexico, lost construction jobs […]