Scaffold Law reform considered by House Judiciary; N.Y. law covers construction falls

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up Republican John Faso’s H.R. 3088, the Infrastructure Expansion Act. The legislation targets New York’s so-called “Scaffold Law,” which imposes absolute liability for property owners and contractors for injuries sustained by workers.

2018-01-30T16:56:57-05:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: City Business, Construction, New York City, News|

UPDATE: New Reporting on 421-A Affordable Housing Legislation

Despite proud and glowing announcements by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Real Estate Board of New York, and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, sources confirmed to The Real Deal that they did not actually reach a consensus on a new deal for the 421a tax abatement last week due to differing interpretations on which projects would qualify.

2016-11-17T09:27:54-05:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: City Business, Construction, News|

Crain’s: Cuomo Reaches a Deal to Revive Lucrative Real Estate Tax Break

From Crain's New York Business: An agreement on 421-a would have to be approved by the Legislature Gov. Andrew Cuomo has brokered an agreement between the city's real estate lobby and the building trades union to revive 421-a, a controversial property tax break for developers that the city and many in the industry believe is [...]

2016-11-11T12:35:58-05:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: City Business, Construction, News|
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