Client Alerts

OSHA Drastically Expands Its “Walkaround Rule,” Which Now Allows Unions and Other Third-Parties to Join Onsite Inspections

June 3, 2024
On April 1, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its final Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process Rule (the “Walkaround Rule”) in the Federal Register. This new Walkaround...

New National Labor Relations Board Joint Employer Rule Overturned by Texas District Court

April 18, 2024
On March 8, 2024, Texas District Court Judge J. Campbell Barker ruled the National Labor Relations Board’s (“Board”) new Joint Employer Rule was unlawful for the following reasons: (i) it...

New York State Creates New Obligations for Sellers of Residential Real Property Under the Amended Property Condition Disclosure Act

February 13, 2024
Effective March 20, 2024, the amended New York Real Property Law Chapter 50, Article 14 (the “Property Condition Disclosure Act”) will compel all sellers of residential property to complete and...

The U.S. Department of Labor Finalized Changes to the Independent Contractor Classification for 2024

February 12, 2024
On January 10, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule providing guidance on how to determine whether a particular individual is an employee or independent...

Corporate Transparency Act Now in Effect: Reporting Requirements, Deadlines and Penalties

January 24, 2024
The beneficial ownership information report (“BOI Report”) required under the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) is now in effect. The CTA requires that all entities, subject to certain exemptions, file...

State Legislature Passes Bill To Limit the Amount of Retainage That Can Be Withheld on Private Projects

January 18, 2024
On November 17, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed Senate Bill S.3539/A.4167, which has since been referred to as the “5% Retainage Bill” (the “Bill”). Aimed at reducing the amount of...