Category: Legal

Construction Processes, Legal

How safety programs can help contractors save on insurance

June 25, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Insurance carriers view many construction companies and contracting businesses as high-hazard. After all, many construction workers and contractors are exposed to hazards, such as falling from rooftops, working with heavy machinery, being injured by construction equipment, electrocutions and exposure to […]

Construction Processes, Legal

New York state legislature passes construction wage theft bill

June 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Under the legislation, the contractor — defined as the construction manager, general/prime contractor or joint venture which entered into contract with the owner — will be liable for unpaid wages owed to a worker by any subcontractor on any level […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA Now Says Contractors, Other Employers Should Not Record Vaccine Reactions

May 24, 2021

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reversed course on employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations on May 21. OSHA also changed guidance that previously said employers should record all adverse reactions to required vaccinations. The new guidance gives employers a roughly one-year […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

California governor proposes $5.1B in drought-mitigation infrastructure projects

May 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The drought response proposal is part of Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, a $100 billion investment to help the state recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes expanded tax rebates for two-thirds of Californians and aid for […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Pittsburgh mayor cracks down on construction fraud

May 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The order stems from the findings of the city’s Joint Task Force on Construction Industry Fraud, which was founded in December 2018 and forwarded its final recommendations last month. Documented cases of fraud and labor violations were gathered by trained […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, News

Lawmakers lobby for local infrastructure projects

May 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan is an ambitious, $2.3 trillion proposal that would see an overhauling of airports, highways, electrical grids, water systems, school construction, public transit and clean energy. Republican leaders — who countered Biden’s mammoth plan with their […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Pittsburgh pursues sustainable deconstruction policy

April 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Pittsburgh’s action to preserve materials from failing buildings follows a similar move by leaders in Portland, Oregon, almost five years ago, who said they were the first city in the U.S. to require such a deconstruction policy. Portland’s ordinance started […]

Construction Processes, Legal, News

What contractors need to know before going after public projects

April 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden recently announced a $2.3 trillion U.S. infrastructure spending proposal, the American Jobs Plan, that promises billions of dollars in construction contracts to companies across the country who are trying to determine what a post-COVID-19 economy will look […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Biden nominates California safety chief as head of OSHA

April 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors can look to President Barack Obama’s administration for clues as to how a Parker-run OSHA might operate, said attorney Phillip Russell with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, who represents construction industry clients with OSHA citations and other safety […]

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. […]