Client Alerts & Publications

Construction Among Occupations Allowed to Conduct Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana in New York City; New York City Has Banned Pre-Hire Marijuana Testing For Many Other Occupations

Published Date:

05/20/2020

Effective May 10, 2020, the City of New York enacted a law prohibiting most public and private employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana pursuant to a pre-employment drug test. The prohibition was added as a new basis of unlawful employment discrimination pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL” – Section 8-107, […]

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New Jersey Construction Reopens Monday, May 18 at 6:00 a.m.

Published Date:

05/13/2020

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 142 providing for the resumption of non-essential construction projects in New Jersey as of Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6 a.m. Paragraph two of the Order, which can be viewed here, includes mandatory health and safety protocols to be followed. For a […]

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Going Back to Work – Starting or Restarting a Construction Project During the Pandemic

Published Date:

05/07/2020

Over the next several weeks and months construction projects that had been shuttered will be restarted and new projects will be commenced. This Alert provides a checklist of issues that should be considered before starting or restarting such projects. These issues are drawn from lessons learned on “essential” projects that continued in hard-hit areas, guidance […]

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What Do Hackers Want From Construction Companies? More Than You Can Imagine

Published Date:

05/04/2020

For many years now, we have seen hackers break into, hold for ransom, and destroy the IT systems of well-known finance, health care, and retail giants.  During that same time, the construction industry, along with many other industries, may have felt a certain false sense of security that hackers were not (or at least seemingly […]

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CISA Updates Guidance on Identifying Critical Infrastructure Workers: Does Your Work Fall Within These Sectors?

Published Date:

04/21/2020

On April 17, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (“CISA”) issued Version 3.0 to the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, which originally was published on March 19, 2020 (“CISA Guidance”). One key aspect of Version 3.0 is additional clarification on whether construction is essential. During the COVID-19 response, State […]

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