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SRS announces expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino act waiting period

SRS announces expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino act waiting period

The Home Depot® (NYSE: HD) today announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the "HSR Act"), in connection with its pending acquisition of SRS Distribution Inc. ("SRS"). The expiration of the waiting period occurred at 11:59 p.m. on June 13, 2024. The expiration ...


Adams and Reese Understanding 1099 and W-2 5.24

Understanding 1099, W-2 and subcrews

By Anna Lockhart. While utilizing subcrews has challenges and legal rulings to navigate, there are many advantages to hiring these crews for your projects. In a recent Read Listen Watch®, “Navigating the Legal Side of Subcrews,” Karen Edwards sat down with Trent Cotney of Adams & Reese ...


Adams and Reese OSHA clarifies workplace inspections

OSHA clarifies who may attend workplace inspections

Although the amendment preserves certain protections for employers, it is important to understand how employers can prepare for this new style of OSHA inspection. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently amended 29 CFR 1903.8(c) to clarify who may represent employees during workplace inspections. Because these amendments will go into ...


Cotney Mastering Roofing Estimating

Don’t miss this roofing estimating workshop!

By Emma Peterson. Build the skills to set your projects up for success at this two-day event. Where will you be July 23-24, 2024? Save the date for Mastering Roofing Estimating, which is a two-day workshop led by expert John Kenney of Cotney Consulting Group that will help you level ...


Adams and Reese Mississippi amends code

Mississippi amends code for residential roof contractors. What changes do you need to know?

By Alec Taylor, Adams and Reese. Residential roof contractors need to be aware of final amendments to a Mississippi state code that governs the interaction between a residential roofing contractor and a homeowner when insurance proceeds pay for some or all of a roof repair. On May 8, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves ...


Adams and Reese FTC issues final rule

FTC issues rule to ban non-competes; U.S. Chamber threatens lawsuit; What do employers need to know?

This article discusses the details of the rule and provides measures employers can take to protect their proprietary information and other business interests. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the Non-Compete Clause Rule on Tuesday, calling for a comprehensive ban on non-compete agreements nationwide. The FTC concluded that non-competes are an ...


Adams and Reese DOL announces Final Rule

DOL announces Final Rule on overtime exemption salary thresholds

By Adams and Reese, LLP. Employers should proactively begin evaluating whether to reclassify workers as non-exempt and begin paying overtime or to increase salaries above the potential minimum. Under a Final Rule announced April 23, 2024, the salary threshold for "white collar" exemptions (executive, administrative and professional) will increase effective July 1, ...


Adams and Reese Attorney-client Privilege

OSHA, ethics and attorney-client privilege

By Trent Cotney, Adams and Reese LLP. OSHA citations are not to be taken lightly. Here's what you need to know and how to respond if your business has a violation. Every employer knows that OSHA inspections and citations can be serious business. This perception is especially accurate if hazards are discovered ...


WSRCA Senate Bill 592

A quick look at how Senate Bill 592 changes OSHA penalties

By Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA). WRSCA has been keeping an eye on the 2023 senate votes and are here to advocate for roofing contractors in their area. The 82nd Oregon Legislative Assembly recently passed Senate Bill 592, which changes the civil penalties for violations of Oregon Safe ...


Cotney Understanding Florida Insurance Changes

Weathering the storm: Navigating Florida's turbulent roofing insurance market

By Cotney Consulting Group. Here's what you need to know about the recent shifts in Florida's roofing insurance policies and how to navigate insurance nuances in the industry. The roofing insurance market in Florida changes with the weather: dynamic and unpredictable. The laws, economic problems and complex environment have made the situation ...


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