Legislative

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced guidance to state agencies responsible for unemployment insurance regarding short-time compensation, commonly referred to as “work sharing.”

Legislation aimed at curbing table-saw accidents that often result in amputations survived a party-line vote in a California Senate committee.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. NEDC, Sup. Ct. No. 11-347, commonly referred to as the "forest roads" case.

Following an OSHA inspection in Jersey City, N.J., four contractors received fall protection citations with proposed fines totaling $463,350.

More Department of Labor (DOL) investigators are showing up unannounced at worksites and seeking to conduct immediate wage and hour investigations.

On April 26, OSHA revealed its new campaign focusing on fall prevention in the construction industry.

 

As the debate regarding mandatory sprinklers in new construction in South Carolina continues, a final decision on whether sprinklers will be required could take months.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sided with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ruled the controversial NLRB Election Rule invalid.

Both ALSC and SPIB have responded to SBCA's requests for further information regarding lumber testing data and methodology regarding Southern Yellow Pine lumber.

A new collaborative Q&A has been issued for Registered Design Professionals regarding SPIB's Supplement No.9 to the 2002 Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber, which provides new design values effective June 1, 2012. SFPA has also issued summary press release