Author name: Nick Berry

OSHA Update

OVERVIEW On April 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will require all establishments affected by the electronic reporting rule to submit their 2017 data to OSHA by July 1, 2018. This announcement clarifies the requirement for establishments in states with an OSHA-approved plan. These establishments must submit electronic reports, regardless of whether the state has ratified […]

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Construction Risk Advisor

RETAILERS INVESTING IN SKILLED TRADES TRAINING In an effort to replace retiring construction workers and increase interest in the industry, retailers like the Home Depot and Lowe’s are sponsoring programs to increase trade skills. According to a study published by the National Association of Home Builders, out of the 74 percent of young adults who

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DOL Withdraws Joint Employment Guidance

On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew an administrative interpretation regarding joint employment. The interpretation was issued in 2016 by the DOL to help employers identify joint employment situations.The guidance was issued with the intent of preventing employers from using intermediaries to shield themselves from liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and

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