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    OSHA
    Biden Administration Calls on OSHA to Help Recalibrated COVID-19 Fight
    BY Michael Metz-Topodas

    President Joseph Biden has directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to revamp its efforts to protect employees from COVID-19, including workers in the construction industry. Among the instructions given in a January 21, 2021 ...

    Labor & Employment
    Rare Criminal Enforcement for Violations of PA Workplace Misclassification Statute Leads to Dozens of Charges in Delaware County

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro made the point in a recent press conference, saying, “When you misclassify employees, let me be clear what you are doing: You are stealing.” Under the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act (Act ...

    Compliance
    Time to Update Those Subcontracts – PA’s Construction Industry Employee Verification Act Takes Effect Oct 7, 2020
    BY John A. Greenhall, Lisa M. Wampler

    Last summer, we advised that the Pennsylvania legislature was considering a bill that would require all construction industry employers, on both public and private projects, to use the E-Verify program operated by the Department of Homeland Security ...

    Construction
    Not Quite Back to Normal—How NYC Contractors Can Operate
    BY Kathleen M. Morley

    Contractors who have been following COVID-19 safety requirements now have all the more reason to do so in New York City. Starting July 8, 2020, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) resumed issuing penalties for non-compliance with current ...

    OSHA
    An Evolving “New Normal”: OSHA’s Recent COVID-19 Policy Changes
    BY Michael Metz-Topodas

    As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, so too have OSHA policies, as seen in three recent OSHA announcements affecting the construction industry. OSHA issued new construction industry guidelines to protect workers from coronavirus. The agency also ...

    Compliance
    And We’re Back! (Sort of): Regulatory Compliance for Resuming Construction Work in PA on May 1
    BY Michael Metz-Topodas

    The construction industry can resume operations statewide starting May 1, 2020 under recent orders from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The Governor’s decision brought relief and excitement to contractors eager to get back to work. It also brought ...

    OSHA
    Road and Transportation Construction Moving Forward—Certain Rule Relaxations Make it Easier for Contractors to Keep Building
    BY Jennifer R. Budd

    While the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic, highway and transportation construction is almost uniformly proceeding across the country, even though state and local orders have shuttered other construction work. In fact, due to shelter-at-home ...

    Compliance
    The Scope and Reach of Pennsylvania’s Construction Industry Coronavirus Shutdown: What Construction Companies Can and Cannot Do
    BY Michael Metz-Topodas

    Please Note: This article was updated on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to reflect the latest legal and regulatory developments. At 8:00 AM Monday, March 23, 2020, enforcement measures took effect for Pennsylvania, with Governor Tom Wolf’s executive ...

    Contract
    A Contractor’s Guide for Protection During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    BY Lane F. Kelman, Robert S. Turchick

    The coronavirus pandemic is causing ongoing instability and uncertainty to the global economy. Already, there is a profound alteration of worldwide business operations, including the U.S. construction industry. Government restrictions are limiting ...

    Compliance
    Recent OSHA Regulatory Shifts May Address Concerns About Electronically Submitting Workplace Injury and Illness Data
    BY Michael Metz-Topodas

    Recent OSHA activity indicates possible changes in the scope and enforcement of the newly-created Improve Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illnesses Rule (Electronic Reporting Rule). OSHA intends to collect less data than the rule requires in order ...