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Philadelphia Becomes First City to Prohibit Employers from Inquiring About Prospective Employees' Past Earnings

Posted in Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania
Human resources management conceptOn January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law a wage equity ordinance that makes it unlawful for an employer in the city of Philadelphia to ask about the wage history of a prospective employee at any stage of the hiring process. Under the new law, an employer may not condition employment on… Continue Reading

Attention Philadelphia Contractors: Do You Comply with OSHA Training and Supervision Requirements?

Posted in Compliance, Construction
The City of Philadelphia has issued new code requirements for construction worker safety training. The new rules went into effect on October 1, 2015, and the Department of Licenses and Inspections has announced that strict enforcement will begin on April 1, 2016. Under the new regulations, all contractors and employees (including subcontractors) performing construction or… Continue Reading

Which Design-Build Contract is Right for You & Your Projects? - DBIA - AIA - CONSENSUS DOCS - EJCDC?

Posted in Pennsylvania
Please join us for Ed Seglias‘ presentation at the Design-Build Institute of America Tri-State Chapter Inaugural Event on October 6, 2015 in Philadelphia. Ed and Kevin Peartree of Ernstrom & Dreste will discuss and compare form contracts commonly used in Design-Build Projects including AIA, Consensus Docs and EJCDC Design-Build Forms. Their discussion will highlight the benefits… Continue Reading

Labor & Employment Law Seminar

Posted in Pennsylvania
Join Cohen Seglias’ Labor & Employment Group, including speakers Marc Furman, Jonathan Landesman, Shawn R. Farrell, and Steven M. Williams for a seminar on cutting edge labor and employment law issues impacting your business, April 30th at the Union League in Philadelphia and May 6th at the Hershey Country Club. Topics include: • A Year… Continue Reading

New Permitting and Licensure Requirements Take Effect in Philadelphia

Posted in Catherine Nguyen, Daniel Fierstein, Insurance
As we reflect upon the past year, few in the Delaware Valley will forget the fateful day in June when a building located at 22nd and Market Streets collapsed in the midst of demolition work performed by contractor Griffin Campbell, which claimed six lives. In an effort to improve safety and prevent such tragedies from… Continue Reading

Construction Opportunities in Philadelphia

Posted in By State, Green Building, Pennsylvania
Mayor Michael Nutter recently announced that construction will move forward on the proposed $70 million Mormon Temple. The temple is expected to open in 2013 and the proposed location is 18th and Vine Streets.   While the temple’s opening will be historic moment for the Mormon community, its construction is significant to the Philadelphia community.  Once the temple gets zoning and… Continue Reading