Community Association and Construction Law Blog

Originally posted on April 18, 2011 by Ryan On March 25, 2011, the Equal Employment Commission issued a final rule to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).  The Equal Employment Commission is responsible for enforcing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits employment discrimination based on […]
Originally posted on April 4, 2011 by Ryan In a previous blog I discussed the court’s holdings in L-J, Inc. v. Bituminous Fire & Marine Ins. Co. and Auto Owners Ins. Co., Inc. v. Newman.  In L-J, the court held that damage to a roadway caused by faulty workmanship did not constitute an occurrence and […]
Originally posted April 1, 2011 by Ryan On January 20, 2010, the International Association of Machinists and AFL-CIO filed suit against Governor Nikki Haley and Catherine Templeton, newly appointed Director of the state’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, for a declaratory judgment and injunction based on their actions opposing labor unions in South Carolina. […]
Originally posted on January 14, 2011 by Ryan The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel Lafe Solomon released a memo on December 20, outlining the NLRB’s commitment to protecting employee free choice in unionization. Solomon emphasized the importance of remedial efforts after NLRA violations.  One such remedial measure may be to require employers to […]
Originally posted on January 14, 2011 by Ryan The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on December 22, 2010, that mass layoffs in the construction industry continued to increase since September.  26,767 construction workers filed initial unemployment claims in November after construction firms initiated 325 mass layoffs that month. The highest specialty groups affected were highway, […]
Originally posted on December 28, 2010 by Ryan The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) proposed a new notice requirement on December 20, 2010, which affects all employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  If the Board passes this proposed rule, employers will be required to post a notice in the workplace informing employees […]