Navigating OSHA

Navigating OSHA’s Rules on Silica Dust Exposure

In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has promulgated regulations specific to the hazard of crystalline silica dust exposure....

OSHA’s Enterprise-Wide Abatement Policy Under Attack

Since 2010, the current OSHA administration has periodically sought to impose what it calls “enterprise-wide abatement” requirements as a term and condition of settling...
contract changes

Have our Contracts Become too One-Sided?

Times have changed. We all recognize it. They have changed in the way we interact with people, in the way we do business, engage...
Employee Misconduct

Unpreventable Employee Misconduct: Series on the Affirmative Defense

By Anthony M. Kroese, Esq. and Samantha V. Catone, Esq. In the final part of this four-part series on...

When Lawyers Use Safety Rules Against You

Safety is always important to a responsible contractor. Concrete work in particular presents hazards including exposure to caustic cement materials and the use of...
Texas Star Alliance

Why You Need Texas Star Alliance on Your Construction Team

Texas Star Alliance (TSA) understands relationships matter. Based in Austin, TSA is a boutique public affairs firm, backed by a trusted reputation and a...

Subcontractor Injuries

Determining Liability and the Responsible Party By Thomas M. Buckley In today’s legal landscape, contractors need...

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Zoning and Permit Applications

Businesses and developers often apply for zoning permits and building permits from the municipalities in which they operate or wish to establish an operation....
Spearin Doctrine

The Spearin Doctrine Is 100 Years Old

Contractors are governed by the terms of their contracts, statutes, regulations, and case law. The contract can consist of the terms and conditions of the...
Contractor’s Options in Response to Lower Tier Mechanic’s Liens

What Are the Contractor’s Options in Response to Lower Tier Mechanic’s Liens?

For a contractor, knowing how to record a mechanic’s lien to secure its own payment upstream is one thing. However, knowing what...