A commercial roofing firm in Baltimore County is under scrutiny for inflating costs to fix a county-owned building and paying less than a minority-owned subcontractor it partnered with would have been entitled to.
Labor law can be confusing and may lead a company into unintentional non-compliance. Work “prep” time, like training, is technically considered "work" by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Within days of taking office, the Biden administration directed OSHA to double the number of compliance safety and health officers and increase safety audits across the country. Roofers should expect unannounced OSHA audits to increase in the coming months.