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Construction companies face a complex set of challenges that complicate employment decisions and require thoughtful approaches to protect the company from government scrutiny and litigation.

Overview

We provide strategic advice and counsel to construction companies, including government contractors and subcontractors, on a multitude of workplace law issues from reductions-in-force, to workplace safety, wage and hour issues, labor relations and OFCCP compliance. With broad experience counseling various types of construction industry employers, we understand the unique facts and legal issues to be considered in reaching an optimal solution for the particular company.

We bring together attorneys from a wide range of backgrounds to help construction industry employers meet the specific challenges facing contractors and subcontractors, suppliers and developers. Some of the specific services we provide include:
  • Providing advice and counsel on the entire range of labor relations issues for both unionized and union-free employers, including union organizing, collective bargaining, strikes and picketing, as well as successorship issues for government contractors;
  • Providing representation in OFCCP audits and defending investigations and lawsuits involving systemic discrimination allegations;
  • Providing representation in wage and hour compliance reviews and defending wage and hour lawsuits, including class actions;
  • Advising on worker classification, prevailing wage rates, recordkeeping and other compliance issues under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts; 
  • Advising on immigration compliance;
  • Advising on workplace accommodations and leave of absence issues under the ADA, FMLA and analogous state laws;
  • Defending the entire range of workplace law-related litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and related tort claims; 
  • Representing companies during investigations of alleged fraud in connection with defense contracts and major public works projects; 
  • Advising on all aspects of workplace safety, including advocating for construction industry employers with respect to OSHA rulemaking;
  • Assisting government contractors in complying with all applicable privacy and data security mandates; and
  • Providing counsel on the entire range of benefits-related issues, including Affordable Care Act compliance.

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September 22, 2016

Hawaii Labor Department Imposes Massive Penalties, Sends Clear Message to Employers

September 22, 2016

Taking advantage of a new law that substantially increases penalties, the Wage Standards Division of the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (“DLIR”) has issued penalties totaling $767,095 to a construction company remodeling a hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii. The penalties were imposed for a failure to... Read More

June 28, 2016

Construction Contractor Faces Manslaughter Charge in Worker’s Death

June 28, 2016

A New York man and two construction companies he owns have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of an employee who plunged six stories to his death after allegedly being directed to perform work without fall protection. Salvatore Schirripa, 66, and his Brooklyn companies, J & M Metro General Contracting... Read More

April 21, 2016

Opposition to OSHA’s Silica Rule Spurs Rush of Lawsuits

April 21, 2016

Labor and business interests have dashed to the courthouse to launch lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard, underscoring the controversy over the comprehensive health rule. The rule, released March 25, targets general industry, construction, and maritime. A hotly contested... Read More

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