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National Labor Relations Board Proposes Rulemaking Concerning Certain Union Representation Processes
On August 9, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing three amendments to the representation election regulations contained in 29 CFR Part 103.
United States
14 Aug 2019
NYC Public Accommodations Will Be Required To Post Signs That Portable Ramps Are Available
Starting January 1, 2020, New York City public accommodations that provide portable ramps for entrance accessibility will be required to post signs advertising portable ramp availability.
United States
22 Jul 2019
Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 Has Received Royal Assent, Amending Ontario, Canada's Labour And Employment Laws Once Again
Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 ("Bill 66") received Royal Assent on April 3, 2019.1 Amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA")
United States
23 Apr 2019
OSHA Finalizes Rule On Crane Operator Qualification And Certification
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finalized its long-awaited approach to crane operator qualification and certification.
United States
17 Jan 2019
California Allows Employees in the Construction Industry to Waive PAGA Remedies Pursuant to Qualifying CBAs
Among the approximately 1,000 bills signed by California Governor Brown last month was Assembly Bill 1654 ("AB 1654"), which allows a class of employees to waive the remedies created by the PAGA of 2004.
United States
23 Nov 2018
OSHA Announces Renewed Focus On Trenching And Excavation Work
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced an update to its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses.
United States
9 Oct 2018
OSHA's Final Rule On Crystalline Silica Standards
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its long-awaited final rule setting new workplace permissible exposure limits for respirable crystalline silica.
United States
15 Sep 2016
New York City Expands Law Governing Displaced Building Service Workers
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed a bill amending the New York City Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act ("the Displaced Workers Act" or "the Act"), first enacted by the City Council in 2002.
United States
21 Jul 2016
8(f) v. 9(a) Relationships In The Construction Industry: The Controversy Continues
Responding to an 11-year-old decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel recently issued a memorandum that provides guidance to NLRB regional offices on investigating cases involving whether construction industry prehire agreements have been transformed into collective bargaining agreements.
United States
17 Feb 2014
New Pennsylvania Law Penalizes Construction Industry Employers Who Misclassify Workers
Governor Rendell recently signed into law the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act.
United States
21 Oct 2010
California Court Restricts Trespassing by Labor Unions on Private Property
The California Legislature has enacted two statutes that create barriers to injunctive relief against trespassing by union agents on the private property of employers, and California courts have repeatedly sought to exempt labor unions from the intentional tort of trespass that applies to all other persons and organizations in this state.
United States
29 Jul 2010
Eighth Circuit Reinstates Multi-Employer Worksite Liability March 2009
In a divided and much-anticipated opinion in Solis v. Summit Contractors, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reinstated a Department of Labor policy allowing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue citations to general contractors at construction sites when they have the ability to prevent or abate hazardous conditions created by subcontractors.
United States
20 Mar 2009
National Labor Relations Board Voids Coerced Union Project Labor Agreement
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or "the Board") has released its decision in "Glens Falls Building and Construction Trades Council (Indeck Energy Services, Inc.)", 350 NLRB No. 42 (2007)
United States
17 Sep 2007
"Controlling Employer" No Longer Liable Under Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine
For over 30 years, when there is a safety or health hazard on a construction or other multi-employer worksite, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) generally issues citations to more than one of the employers on the worksite.
United States
18 Jun 2007
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