Legislative Update May 10, 2019
Legislative Update - May 2019
Owners and Contractors Beware! Electronic Payments in Construction Are Subject to Increased Fraud
By Andrew J. Natale and Michael B. Pascoe, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
The construction industry, not surprisingly, continues to be a prime focus for fraudulent internet and email schemes, spear phishing tactics, and other sophisticated scams designed to direct funds from the contractor’s intended account into an...
After Rash of Construction Worker Deaths, NYC Council Member Promises to Finally Implement Safety Law
By Erin Hudson, The Real Deal
The latest death is prompting politicians to accelerate the implementation of a construction safety law passed in 2017.
Records show there were at least two complaints filed with the DOB regarding safety concerns on the job site prior to Echevarria’s death. A partial stop work order was...
A Question of Opportunity: Report From Fed Banks in Cleveland, Philadelphia Examines Job Prospects for Adults Without College Degrees
By Jay Miller and Scott Suttell, Crain's Cleveland Business
Cleveland and Akron score relatively well in a new Federal Reserve report that examines "opportunity employment" — the availability of jobs that do not require a four-year college degree but give workers the chance to earn more than the national annual median...
Fwd: Beige Book comments relevant to US construction and in OH, western PA, eastern KY and part of WV - April 2019
The “Beige Book” is a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, which are referenced by the name of their headquarters cities. The latest Beige Book , issued April 17, is based on information collected from March through April 8 and included these comments relevant to...
NABTU: Union, Wage Protections Must Underlie $1T Infrastructure Plan
Article written by Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive.
Union leaders and some of their congressional advocates are convening at North America’s Building Trades Unions’ 2019 Legislative Conference this week, and the need for infrastructure investment has been the resounding theme.
NABTU President Sean McGarvey kicked...
Legislative Update - April 2019
On the Level: Could “Time is of the Essence” Be Implied in Your Contract?
From the Frantz Ward LLP blog
Recently, the Fourth Appellate District of Ohio upheld a lower court ruling that created a “time is of the essence” clause in the dealings between the parties, when no such clause existed in their written purchase order, and no terms or conditions were incorporated by reference. S...
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish Offers Condolences After Construction Worker Killed in Crash
By Evan MacDonald, cleveland.com
The two construction workers were employees at Trafftech Inc. in Cleveland, and were working on the Cedar Road Reconstruction Project, Budish said in his statement. The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is managing the $4.5 million project, which is funded by federal money from the...