OSHA Penalties to Increase With Inflation — After 25 Years

We recently wrote about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new rules on inhalable silica, which will take effect in June. By August, another important change in OSHA enforcement will also take place – one that any company regulated by OSHA needs to be aware of. For the first time in more than 25 years, […]

Construction Industry Note: New OSHA Rule Gets Tough on Workplace Silica

By Carol L. O’Riordan Any company that is in the construction industry needs to be aware of a new rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica that was just issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On March 25, 2016, OSHA set forth its long-awaited final rule setting tougher standards for occupational […]

What Are the Real Issues With Minority Contracting?

Governing magazine, a prestigious nonpartisan publication that covers state and local government issues, just published in its April 2016 issue a critical article that indicates that in some parts of the country, programs intended to help women- and minority-owned contractors are failing to do so successfully and that often, these contracts actually benefit nonminority companies. […]

Executive Partner Pamela Bethel Honored as a Black History Hero

Last week, Executive Partner Pamela Bethel was honored as a Black History Hero as a part of the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration hosted by Maryland Live! Casino and Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA). Also included in the honorees were Sandra Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO); Eugene Grant, Mayor, Seat […]

Congratulations to Rath Enterprises, Inc.

Congratulations to Rath Enterprises, Inc.  DC’s Department of Transportation has certified  Rath as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.  DC-based Rath Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.rathinc.com/about.html) is capable of performing all aspects of environmental remediation and demolition services, including asbestos & lead removal, along with the remediation of mold, contaminated transformers, batteries, ballast, PCB oil and more.  It already […]

Social Media: A Whole New Type of E-Service

There are a few different ways your business could be served with legal process. For instance, a corporation can be served through service on its officers, directors, or registered agents. A corporation can also be served through service on certain state officials. But your business should be aware of the possibility that it could be […]

M. Luis Construction Opens New Facility

The O’Riordan Bethel Law firm congratulates its client the M. Luis Construction Co. on the opening of a new asphalt facility in Glen Burnie, Md. For the owners of the M. Luis Construction Co., Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis, this marks their second asphalt manufacturing facility in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The new plant will […]

On Paris

Nos coeurs et nos prières sont avec les victimes et avec les proches de ceux qui sont tombés à Paris. Nous sommes aux côtés de ceux qui croient en la liberté et la démocratie. Nous condamnons les actes de violences; honte à ceux qui les perpétuent. Nous n’acceptons pas que ces actes atroces puissent tuer […]