Category Archives: Legislative News

ABC of western Pennsylvania files suit against Westmoreland County union mandate

ABC of western Pennsylvania files suit against Westmoreland County union mandate

PITTSBURGH, PA — Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania today (Sept. 23) filed a lawsuit to stop Westmoreland County from requiring its contractors to execute a project labor agreement with the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council as a condition of winning certain taxpayer-funded public works construction contracts. In addition, the county is requiring contractors to […]

Repeal of 2015 wetlands proposal will help restore transportation project certainty, ARTBA says

Repeal of 2015 wetlands proposal will help restore transportation project certainty, ARTBA says

The Trump administration’s repeal of a 2015 proposed rule will help restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and reduce delays to important transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. “The regulatory ping-pong on roadside ditches has created vast uncertainty for years with little environmental benefit,” says ARTBA President & CEO Dave […]

ASV stockholders approve acquisition by Yanmar

ASV stockholders approve acquisition by Yanmar

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — ASV Holdings, Inc. (“ASV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ASV), a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, announced that at a special meeting of stockholders held earlier today, ASV’s stockholders voted to adopt the merger agreement pursuant to which ASV […]

Equal Access to Justice Act may provide relief to recover attorney’s fees related to fighting improper OSHA citations

Equal Access to Justice Act may provide relief to recover  attorney’s fees related to fighting improper OSHA citations

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Consider the following situation: OSHA conducted an inspection of your worksite following an accident and issued a serious citation to your company for a lock out/tag out violation. You believe the citation is clearly unfounded for various legal reasons, including the fact […]

What does the new leadership at DOL mean for OSHA and MSHA?

What does the new leadership at DOL mean for OSHA and MSHA?

Source: Safety Law Matters With the departure of Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, the department immediately got an acting chief who is expected to more closely align with the White House. Meanwhile, the nominee to replace him, Eugene Scalia, is well known for his DOL and workplace safety-related law practice. What do these new […]