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Defending Labor Law Section 240(1) Claims: The Basics You Need to Know

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Date Published

September 17, 2020

Publisher

Westchester County Bar Association

Subjects

Labor Law

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Summary

The first scaffold law was enacted in 1885 for the protection of those working at heights in New York City, as there was widespread concern regarding conditions they faced and the many injuries and deaths that were occurring to construction laborers. Newspapers published several articles attesting to the frequency of injuries caused by rickety and defective scaffolds. Through legislative enactments and amendments, the Legislature looked to employers (and later, contractors and owners) as the entities best able to control the workplace and provide for its safety, casting them in liability for their failure to obey the law.

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Presenters

James J. Lofrese, Esq.
Black Marjieh & Sanford LLP

James graduated cum laude from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1992. He began his legal career as an Assistant... Read More

John W. Bieder, Esq.
Black Marjieh & Sanford LLP

John’s practice includes construction defects, New York Labor Law, premise liability, toxic torts, general liability, and... Read More

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Defending Labor Law Section 240(1) Claims - Video
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