The current construction landscape is competitive. Management teams often find themselves scrambling to win large jobs, while trying to be cost-efficient. Such scrutiny of costs has led to companies structuring their contracts to pay laborers as little as possible, skimping on implementing proper safety measures at job sites, and neglecting to recognize environmental protection standards, among other issues. This has resulted in increased regulation to protect the workforce against these negative externalities. Here are the key regulatory authorities’ general contractors answer to and areas to be mindful of in day-to-day operations.
Department of Labor (DOL)
The DOL lists the misclassification of laborers …read more
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