Tag: employees

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety considerations for older employees in the construction industry

May 17, 2023


Opposed to other industries, the construction industry is made up largely of an aging workforce with the percentage of employees 50 years and older doubling from 2003 to 2020. It’s actually a major threat to the industry, as employees are […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Pennsylvania contractor charged with stealing $20M from employees

April 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In the largest case of its kind on record, one of Pennsylvania’s biggest road and bridge construction firms has been charged with stealing more than $20 million from its workers, according to the office of State Attorney General Josh Shapiro. […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Construction tops industries in PPP stimulus loan funds, but still needs additional funding

April 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Small businesses must have 500 or fewer employees or qualify with the SBA’s guidelines in order to get loan approval. ​ Once secured, recipients must maintain payroll costs first, and remaining funds available can be used for most mortgage interest, […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Concrete firm charged for using staffing company to re-hire undocumented workers

January 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

It is more common for undocumented workers to participate in projects as independent contractors because those workers do not have to provide the same information — i.e. proof of citizenship or work authorization — that employees do. And contractors have […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Construction workers most likely to use cocaine, misuse opioids

November 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As more state and local governments legalize marijuana for various uses, employers must find a way to balance a desire to broaden talent pools with the need to maintain a safe workplace. For those in the construction industry, that calculation […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

The Dotted Line: How contractors ensure the project owner can pay

September 24, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors know that prompt payment of their pay applications is critical to a construction project’s success. Timely and accurate payments allow them to pay their employees, lower-tier contractors, material suppliers and other vendors as agreed, which not only helps make […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

August 29, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction industry leaders are asking the federal government for help in easing the worsening shortage of workers. According to a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms say they are having difficulty […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA fines Montana highway contractor $225K for burns, fall

May 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Nelcon was also cited by the Mine Safety and Health Administration — an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor — in August 2017, according to the Billings Gazette, after an excavator and truck tipped into a mine pit while […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Federal Union Prosecutions Point to Need for Audits

March 6, 2019

Via: ENR

Building trades officials and employees embezzled millions of dollars in recent years, raiding the bank accounts of their locals to pay for trips to Las Vegas, lavish jewelry, luxury cars, home renovations and even a new puppy, U.S. Labor Dept. […]