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How ‘ghost’ subcontractors are defrauding US insurers
What are ‘ghost’ subcontractors and how are they defrauding insurance companies?
EPA tightens rules on Fine Particulate Matter
First time since 2012 that the federal government has cracked down on fine particulate matter
6 tips for effective mediation when construction contract disputes develop
When disputes arise on construction contracts, mediation is one of the first steps that parties can take to try to resolve their differences without resorting to costlier options. Ian Carson, head of business disputes at Harper James gives his top six tips for effective mediation.
Brazilian government lifts interim ban on Saipem
Contractor has ban reclassified but remains suspended from contracting work in Brazil for two-year period
Association sues to block Biden administration’s effort to mandate project labour agreements
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and its Louisiana chapter have filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Biden administration’s effort to mandate project labour agreements on major federal construction projects.
New York company pleads guilty in employee death case
Northridge Construction pleaded guilty to three criminal charges stemming from a 2018 death of one of its employees
Q&A: Josh Levy, Co-Founder and CEO of Document Crunch
Construction Technology speaks to Josh Levy, Co-Founder and CEO of Document Crunch
Disagreements over PLAs in US could lead to legal challenges
A US-history first, mandated PLAs likely to face legal woes
European construction companies support plan to tackle late payment…with some major reservations
The European Commission is proposing to beef up rules around late payments, to ensure that businesses pay their suppliers within 30 days but representatives of the construction industry want to see changes before the regulations come into force.
Interview: Why a US construction body has started a legal battle with Biden
Associated General Contractors outgoing chief executive Stephen Sandherr on 27 years representing the construction industry
Video: What are the top 20 causes of construction claims and disputes around the world?
New report reveals top 20 causes of construction disputes across the globe, as well as broken down by region.
Waste recycling company fined US$315,000 after worker crushed
Waste sorting machine incident sees worker left with 23 screws and two plates in his body
Metals recycler victim of US$195 million fraud
Aurubis Inventory reveals massive shortfall in precious metals, indicating widespread fraud
ESTA backs SPMT operator licence
SPMT licence will be a first from the European Crane and Transport Operators Licence (ECTOL) organisation
Balfour Beatty sued in sexual harassment case at construction worksite
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against construction company Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, alleging that a female truck driver on one of its worksites suffered long-term sexual harassment.
Explainer: What is the Davis-Bacon Act and how is it changing?
Legal experts explain what the Davis-Bacon Act is and how recent updates to regulations could result in higher wages for employees as well as some other, more negative consequences.
Judge declares Texas law that would ban construction workers’ water breaks unconstitutional
A judge in Texas, USA, has ruled a new law that would effectively ban water breaks for construction workers by eroding cities’ power to enact local rules as unconstitutional.
How can companies increase employee engagement?
In this article, Clover HR’s Managing Director, Michael Doolin, delves into the topic of employee engagement within the construction industry and discusses simple changes that may make the biggest difference
Railway projects valued at €250m are set to be suspended
Reports indicate that contractors have purportedly misappropriated EU funds and engaged in money laundering
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