Client Alerts

The Supreme Court of Florida Ruled That Chapter 558 Is A “Suit” Under Standard Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies

Published Date:

12/14/2017

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is proud to represent the Appellant, Altman Contractors, Inc., in an appeal pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adverse to Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company. Today, December 14, 2017, and following oral arguments, the Florida Supreme Court held that the pre-suit notice of claim process […]

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2017 AB 1701 – General Contractor Liability for Subcontractors’ Unpaid Wages

Published Date:

11/08/2017

Contractors will soon find themselves on the frontline of wage disputes on projects if laborers working on behalf of their subcontractors or vendors are unpaid.  On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1701, which will allow laborers to seek direct compensation from the general contractors on private projects, if their wages […]

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New York City’s Salary History Law and Employer Compliance

Published Date:

10/17/2017

On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill DiBlasio signed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit New York City employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s salary history during the hiring process or relying on the salary history of an applicant in determining salary, benefits or other compensation for such applicant […]

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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RESPONDS TO RECENT APPELLATE DIVISION DECISIONS REGARDING WAGES FOR 24-HOUR HOME CARE WORKERS

Published Date:

10/27/2017

The New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL) recently modified the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations – effective October 6, 2017 – to eliminate any doubt about its long-standing guidance that home care workers who work 24-hour shifts are not required to be paid the minimum wage for meal periods and sleep […]

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Sureties and Bond Producers May Be Liable For a Contractor’s False Claims Act Violations

Published Date:

10/27/2017

Two recent decisions from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Federal Claims highlight that sureties and bond producers are not immune to the potentially severe consequences of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and related federal fraud statutes.  In each case, the Court determined that sureties […]

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