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Construction Costs Surge in April as New Tariffs and Other Trade Measures Lead to Significant Increases in Materials Prices

The cost of goods used in construction jumped in April at the fastest year-over-year rate since 2011.  According to an Associated General Contractors of America analysis of Labor Department data, ongoing increases for a wide range of building materials, including … Continue reading

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DOL’s Joint Employment Rule Withdrawn

This week, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta withdrew the department’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment that could have held an employer liable for the labor and workplace practices of independent contractors and subcontractors such as glaziers. Under … Continue reading

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New OSHA Rule Could Extend Citation Period

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a “clarification” to its reporting rules for workplace injuries and illnesses that some experts say is an attempt to circumvent a legal precedent. On December 19, OSHA published a … Continue reading

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OSHA to Create Public Database of Workplace Injuries

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finalized a new rule that requires companies to make all of their injury and illness data public. The agency already requires many American employers to maintain a record of injuries … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states, as well as the District of Columbia, from April 2014 to last year. Thirty states and D.C. saw an increase from March to April, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the … Continue reading

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