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October 2020
As part of Ryan Lema’s practice, he finds himself defending businesses in workplace accident cases. “A lot of those invariably will involve some aspect of the labor law,” said Lema, partner at Phillips Lytle LLP. “Certainly because theScaffold Law has strict liability on owners and contractors, if there’s any arguable way to frame the case...
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U.S. Rep. Chris Jacobs has introduced a federal bill that seeks to supersede New York state Scaffold Law. Under state law, property owners are liable when a construction employee is injured while working in an elevated setting such as on a ladder or scaffold. The law was passed in 1885, long before federal workplace safety...
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A coalition of business advocacy and local government groups have renewed calls for reform to a New York law that has been on the books since the late 1800s. New York State Labor Law sections 240/241, known as the Scaffold Law, holds contractors and property owners engaged in construction, repair or demolition work 100% liable...
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