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Prisoner Reentry Programs and the Construction Industry Part 2

There are over two million people incarcerated in the United States prison system and there are over 600,000 inmates released from our prison system annually. As we discussed in the first part of this article, unfortunately, the majority of these released individuals struggle to find steady work, and most return to prison. With a skilled […]

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Prisoner Reentry Programs and the Construction Industry Part 1

The construction industry continues to deal with a significant labor gap issue. Construction firms have faced challenges retaining talented workers, and projects are often forced to have their deadlines pushed back because of a lack of qualified workers. Because of an ongoing problem with a skills gap, construction firms are trying their best to recruit […]

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Most Common Injuries That Lead to a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Even the safest construction sites can be susceptible to an injury. In fact, every year there are millions of nonfatal workplace injuries in every type of industry. These incidents happen for a variety of reasons. In this brief article, a workers’ compensation defense lawyer in Florida will discuss some of the most common construction injuries […]

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Understanding Common Child Labor Law Violations in Florida

Cashiers, baristas, fast food workers, restaurant servers, dishwashers, and host/hostesses are all common jobs for high school students and employees under the age of 18. Employees that are 17 and under have special considerations under Florida child labor laws. These laws are in place to regulate the employment and work hours related to young workers. […]

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Don’t Overlook Tennessee’s New Worker Classification Law

Employers must be cognizant of both the federal and state laws that apply to worker misclassification. This is especially important in the State of Tennessee, where a worker could be considered an independent contractor in cases where the federal government had deemed them an employee. That is, until next year.  Below, a Chattanooga contractor attorney […]

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Expecting the Unexpected: How Contractors Can Remain Steady in a Tumultuous Industry Part 2

In part one of this two-part article, we discussed how construction companies can protect themselves from unforeseen events, such as natural disasters and construction defects. Below, a Ft. Myers construction lawyer will discuss how a contractor can prepare their workforce for the unexpected. While you can’t plan for every variable in the construction industry, you […]

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Expecting the Unexpected: How Contractors Can Remain Steady in a Tumultuous Industry Part 1

Construction companies must contend with the unexpected on such a constant basis that these disruptions can hardly be called unexpected. Unfortunately, construction defects, delays, injuries, and other issues are commonplace in our industry. In order for a construction company to survive and thrive in this industry, they must prepare in advance for issues that are […]

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Affirmative Action: How Contractors Can Remain Compliant on Federal Construction Projects

Contractors and subcontractors working in the construction industry have a myriad of federal regulations that they must remain compliant with. Chief among these regulations are those put forth in Executive Order 11246. Signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on September 24, 1965, Executive Order 11246 established non-discriminatory practices that must be followed by federal contractors. While […]

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What Out-Of-State Contractors Need to Know Before Working in Florida Part 2

Florida is currently among the top states for construction. Out-of-state contractors looking to benefit from this boom must stay up to date on the laws that pertain to them. In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the insurance requirements for out-of-state contractors. Below, we discuss the licensing laws that all contractors working in […]

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What Out-Of-State Contractors Need to Know Before Working in Florida Part 1

As of the time of this writing, Hurricane Dorian has just skirted by Florida. Had this hurricane hit the state, it would have caused widespread damage to homes and businesses. It’s likely that many out-of-state contractors would have flocked to the state to repair the damage. But Florida, like every other state, has a unique […]

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