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Court Rules General Contractors Can Be Cited for Hazardous Conditions Impacting Subcontractors

General contractors can be responsible for hazardous jobsite conditions impacting workers who are not their own, according to a recent ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. It says that general contractors can be cited … Continue reading

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Court Issues Important “Joint Employers” Decision

A recent appeals court decision may have muddied the waters of the contractor-subcontractor relationship, finding that the two parties could be considered “joint employers” of the subcontractor’s workers in regard to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Fourth Circuit … Continue reading

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