Construction Business Owner Challenges Complying With New Employment and Labor Laws

Owners of New York based construction businesses are more likely to be mindful of construction law issues relating to contract performance and defective work. Many however are unaware they are also under increasing risks of liability in compliance with newly enacted requirements under New York Employment and Labor Laws.

Without awareness of these new trends, business owners are unable to take steps in advance to prepare for such new regulations and take pro active steps to be in compliance.

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To share awareness of these new trends, the Nassau County Bar Association has published my article examining these issues ‘Employment and Labor Compliance Challenges for Construction Contractors’ in their January 2017 edition of the Nassau Lawyer.

Owners of New York construction businesses are encouraged to familioarize themselves with these liability risks and consider if they are in compliance with these regulations before any claims filed.

John Caravella, Esq

John Caravella Esq., is a construction attorney and formerly practicing project architect at The Law Office of John Caravella, P.C., representing architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all phases of contract preparation, litigation, and arbitration across New York and Florida. He also serves as an arbitrator to the American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Panel. Mr. Caravella can be reached by email: or (631) 608-1346.

This is a general information article and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion. The content above has been edited for conciseness and additional relevant points are omitted for space constraints. Readers are encouraged to seek counsel from a construction lawyer who has experience with Long Island construction law for advice on a particular circumstance.

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