The Law Firm of Goldberg Segalla, LLP, recently posted and excellent piece on the Scaffold Law and efforts to reform it:
“New York’s antiquated Labor Law Sections 240 and 241 — the statutes that often unfairly impose absolute liability on owners and general contractors in accidents involving falls on a construction site — have long been the source of immense legal and financial strain for contractors, developers, insurers, municipalities, school districts, and others involved in building projects. But the movement to reform the state’s Scaffold Law is coming back to life, thanks to renewed consideration of bills pending in both the Assembly and the Senate. All companies, public entities, and insurers with a stake in construction projects in New York should keep a close eye on this issue and voice their support of this legislation.”
Read the full post here.
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