A form of dispute resolution called “baseball” arbitration has increased in use and popularity in the construction industry to resolve all types of disputes, including employment disputes. The procedure has unique mechanisms that may be beneficial to construction industry employers in resolving disputes.
Archives for June 2022
How Law Limiting Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims Affects Construction
In an industry often targeted by anti-discrimination agencies, construction industry employers need to be aware of a new law that makes it more difficult to enforce existing arbitration agreements for sexual assault and sexual harassment claims that arise after March 3, 2022. That is the date President Joe Biden signed federal legislation limiting the use of predispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering sexual assault and sexual harassment claims.
What Construction Employers Need to Know About the Increased Silica Compliance Focus
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Denver Regional Office has announced the rollout of a “Regional Emphasis Program” dedicated to the reduction of incidents of workplace illness related to silica.
Emerging Construction Legal Trends and Issues on Employment Front: Proposed Davis-Bacon Act Reform
For employers in the construction industry, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed revisions to Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) regulations on prevailing wages on public projects can mean significant adjustments to their practices.
New York Construction Wage Theft Law: Prime Contractors Responsible for Subcontractor’s Failures
The scope for liability related to employee wage claims has changed dramatically for contractors and subcontractors operating in New York under a new law that shifts wage payment obligations to prime contractors.
Novel ERISA Preemption Questions Presented by U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision
The U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022), overruling Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, has far-reaching consequences across many areas. This special report examines the potential impact Dobbs will have on employee benefits litigation.
How to Beat the Heat, Or At Least an OSHA Citation
Heat is nothing new for the construction industry, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat hazards for indoor and outdoor work environments certainly is.
EEOC Sues Walmart for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation
Hope Mills Store Refused to Allow Employee with Hand-Wrist Condition to Work and Then Fired Her Because of Her Disability, Federal Agency Charges
Working From a Tropical Island Is the New Working From Home
Business-leisure travelers are a growing breed, and tourist hotspots want their trade.
If You Say Yes to This 1 Question, Your Leadership Skills Are Better Than Those of Most Bosses
US Layoffs, Hiring Freezes Are Tip of Labor Market Slowdown
Rising jobless claims, slowing wage growth points to weakness
An Operational Perspective: Using Data To Mitigate Workforce Challenges
It’s a time of transition in the global world of work, with many interconnected challenges facing industries.
Why Your Workplace Should be Psychologically Safe
When employees can bring their authentic selves to work, the result is a more productive environment.
U.S. House panel pushes judicial workplace reforms with funding measure
House Appropriations Committee, in report, seeks judiciary workplace reforms
3 ways the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion could hurt women in the workplace
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, removing nearly 50 years of federal protections for abortions and giving states the right to make the procedure illegal within their jurisdictions.