General Contractor, Not Employer

By Emily Keimig JP Cullen was the general contractor on a public renovation project. A subcontractor, EMI, hired its own subcontractors, including UCI. JP Cullen gave UCI work orders, and UCI passed those orders on to its employee, Walter Love. Love had a fight with another subcontractor’s employee. Both participants are African-American. JP Cullen’s superintendent […]

The Customer Is Sometimes Right

By Elizabeth Chilcoat You’re a subcontractor with employees at your customer’s worksite. The customer orders you to remove an employee from the project. In fact, the customer emails you that the employee’s repeated safety complaints are killing them and they want him gone immediately. In the inevitable whistleblower suit, can you be liable if your […]