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OSHA Update: New Year, New Direction?

Based on a significant shift in leadership, many are speculating on possible changes to OSHA’s practices enforcement  going into 2018.  Given the current administration’s reputation for opposing regulation, some believe that OSHA will start to favor compliance rather than enforcement.[1]  While there is not much documentary support for that thought, some clues to OSHA’s direction…

OSHA Injury & Illness Summary Must Be Posted By February 1, 2018

OSHA requires many employers to maintain a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses with OSHA Form 300A. Employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses from 2017 by February 1, 2018. The summary must be certified by a company executive and publicly posted from February through April in a common area where…

OSHA’s Penalty Increases for 2018 and How They Will Impact Your Business

On January 2, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule which adjusted upward the monetary penalties assessed for violation of its regulations, including those created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The adjustment is part of an annual requirement under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, which…

Trent Cotney, P.A. Now Cotney Construction Law, LLP

Trent Cotney, P.A. Construction Law Group, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades and OSHA law, is pleased to announce their new name, Cotney Construction Law, LLP.   This change reflects the continued growth and commitment of the law firm to the construction industry.  Led by Trent Cotney, the firm is dedicated to a…

Trent Cotney, P.A. Welcomes Partner Brian Lambert

Trent Cotney, P.A. Construction Law Group, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades, and OSHA law, is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Brian Lambert as a partner at our firm. Lambert is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and has 15 years of experience as an attorney with the…

Jade Craig Named Co-Chair of YLD for the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Attorney Jade A. Craig of Cotney Construction Law was recently named Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) for the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Craig will start this position in January 2018 and will commit to monthly Executive Board meetings, and overseeing and planning YLD events. Additionally, Craig is the Law…

OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronically Submitting Injury & Illness Reports to December 15, 2017

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the deadline for electronically reporting injury and illness through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017. This extension is to ensure affected employers have additional time to become familiar with the new electronic reporting system. The new date for compliance, December…

Florida’s Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2018

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (“DEO”) has announced that the minimum wage for all Florida employees will increase to $8.25 per hour, up 15 cents from the current rate of $8.10. The new hourly wage will take effect on Monday, January 1, 2018. The state minimum wage applies to all hours worked in Florida,…

Travel Time Compensation

Almost all your employees travel for their job, whether it is to your office, to a jobsite, to make sales, etc. Therefore, it is important that as the employer, you understand what travel time is compensable – meaning, when must travel time be paid time and count toward overtime. Travel between home and work is…

Hilary Morgan Selected as Finalist for ABC Young Professional of the Year

Cotney Construction Law, a leading national law firm for construction, specialty trades, and OSHA law, is proud to announce that Senior Associate Attorney Hilary Morgan was selected as one of the three finalist for the 2017 Associated Builders and Contractors Young Professional of the Year Award. Morgan’s practice includes all aspects of construction law including…

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