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    The Dotted Line: How contractors can avoid becoming EEOC’s next target

    Construction firms should expect more aggressive enforcement, unannounced visits to project sites and more investigations, a lawyer told Construction Dive.

    By March 28, 2023
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    Racism in Construction

    EEOC obtains $2.6M judgment against construction staffing firm

    The agency alleged in a discrimination suit that Maryland-based Green JobWorks refused to hire women for demolition and laborer jobs.

    By March 27, 2023
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    Defunct Katerra sues former CFO for bonus

    The failed Softbank-backed startup is alleging its former CFO is obligated to pay back his signing and relocation bonuses amid intensifying scrutiny of executive compensation.

    By Grace Noto • March 22, 2023
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    Tutor Perini had the most OSHA violations among contractors during the past decade

    Agency officials cited the company more often than any construction contractor in its database over a 10-year period.

    By , , Noelle Knox • March 21, 2023
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    Racism in Construction

    EEOC puts construction on notice

    The agency’s proposed strategic enforcement plan, which will guide its efforts through 2027, called out the industry by name.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Construction site is swarmed, burned at Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’

    Police said Sunday’s incident at a Brasfield & Gorrie project site was a “coordinated, criminal attack.”

    By Updated March 6, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: Reviewing construction contracts with recession in mind

    Contractors need to know where they stand on a project long before times get tough.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
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    Buy America provisions can improve construction lead times — for a price

    About one-third of materials used in U.S. projects are made overseas. A make-it-here push would further raise already high costs.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
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    If industry safety numbers are murky, how can construction companies measure improvement?

    A lack of consensus and quality data are hindering construction’s safety record, experts say.

    By , , Noelle Knox • Feb. 27, 2023
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    What we know about Buy America guidance (so far)

    There is still time to weigh in on the proposed requirements, which apply to all federally funded infrastructure projects.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Granite reports higher profits but stumbles on accounting again

    A missed $12 million tax accrual will cause the California contractor to restate its books for the second time in two years.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Biden details ‘Buy America’ plan in State of the Union

    The president listed some of the types of materials and federally funded projects that would fall under his standard.

    By , Feb. 8, 2023
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    House bill aims to create lending institution for infrastructure projects

    The Federal Infrastructure Bank would be fueled by private investments.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
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    Racism in Construction

    Construction worker sues employers for directing him to use ‘colored’ door

    After asking to enter a trailer to use the microwave, the Black worker said a superintendent told him he had to use a separate entrance from White staff.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
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    Why 3D printing is still flat in commercial construction

    Building codes — not capabilities or design — are holding the technology back, according to an engineering firm executive.

    By Chris Wood • Feb. 1, 2023
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    Florida contractor files for Chapter 11

    Supply chain disruptions, inflation and labor shortages are causing major headaches for firms with fixed-price contracts, leading some into bankruptcy, attorneys say.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Racism in Construction

    Terminated worker sues Brasfield & Gorrie for discrimination

    A suit in federal court alleges supervisors for the Birmingham, Alabama, firm harassed the employee for his Mexican heritage and wearing earrings at work.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: What’s up with WOTUS?

    A new EPA rule could result in additional costs of $1 million per acre for projects adjacent to certain waterways.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    NY’s Carlos’ Law hikes penalties for jobsite safety crimes

    The $500,000 minimum fine for a felony targets contractors that have a “poor safety culture,” one attorney said.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    GCs are often excluded from wage theft liability. That may change.

    The federal government is considering more labor-friendly rules, as worker groups push for joint employer wage theft laws.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Construction is among the industries most at risk for ACA penalties

    Some contractors have received notices of fines in the millions of dollars for failing to meet Affordable Care Act requirements.

    By Joanna Kim-Brunetti • Jan. 24, 2023
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    Texas county adopts policy to curb construction death rate

    The rule will prevent companies with poor records from winning public jobs and will require employers to pay for managers’ OSHA training.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Contech trends to watch in the new year

    As builders adapt to economic, supply chain and labor challenges, they're turning to technology to boost performance.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    New York adopts new labor law to ‘protect integrity of public work’

    Several contractor groups questioned the need for the legislation.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: 2022’s top legal issues explained

    Construction Dive’s award-winning column examined the major legal topics of the year.

    By Dec. 20, 2022