Fair Chance Act Obligations for Federal Contractors

Beginning December 20, 2021, federal contractors must comply with the federal Fair Chance Act (FCA), which prohibits contractors from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background in certain cases in the initial stages of the application process, even as regulatory revisions on the “ban-the-box” law have yet to be released. Background The […]

New employment law obligations for construction companies

Betty Q. Hixson

As of Jan. 4, 2022, general contractors and construction managers in New York became liable for the failure of subcontractors to pay wages to employees. Previously, contractors were often not liable for wages due to the employees of subcontractors, unless the contractor had a direct employer-employee relationship.   However, a newly […]