New Rules and Legislation

The construction industry, like many others, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the industry adjusts to the new normal, not everyone is on the same page.

Many project owners, rather than risk site shutdowns and potential inefficiencies from social distancing, are beginning to require that all project site personnel show proof of vaccination

The State of New York is poised to pass wage theft legislation that could have a major impact on the construction industry across the state. Among other things, it would impose greater liability risk on prime contractors and reporting requirements on subcontractors.

The bill, S2766-C, adds a new section to NY Labor Law §

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order #142 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, permitting suspended non-essential construction projects to resume starting, Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. In his briefing this afternoon, Governor Murphy commended the efforts and progress the State has made to date against the spread and impact of the COVID-19

To combat against the harmful effects of climate change, the New York City Council recently passed the Climate Mobilization Act (CMA)[1] – landmark legislation aimed at reducing New York City greenhouse gas emissions levels by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050, which will have major implications for New York City building owners, prospective

The New York City Building Code, Chapter 33, requires a developer to safeguard adjoining property during the conduct of all construction and demolition operations. Accordingly, a developer and an adjoining property owner may enter into a license agreement, whereby the adjoining property owner provides the developer with access to its property to install Code-required