The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in December ruled that the Department of Labor can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger. The case explored the legality of OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy.

The National Association of Home Builders has been challenging the multi-employer work site doctrine for years, and filed an amicus brief, along with the Texas Association of Builders and other construction groups, in the case, Acosta v. Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

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