DOT Working With Surety To Complete Delayed Bridge Project In Queens

Joshua EtemadiBonds, Construction

The oft-delayed bridge deck replacement project at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road isn’t going to be wrapping up anytime soon.  According to the Department of Transportation, its contract with New Jersey-based firm Mugrose Construction for the project at the Middle Village-Ridgewood border was defaulted, indefinitely delaying construction. “The DOT defaulted the contractor working on the Metropolitan Avenue bridge deck replacement,” an agency spokesperson told the Chronicle in a Wednesday email. “We are working closely with the bonding company to get this project completed as quickly as possible after it suffered delays beyond our control.” Read the article >>>

Drug and Alcohol Policy – Now What?

Sherri HebdaHuman Resources, News

Does your company have a written drug and alcohol testing process to go along with its drug and alcohol policy? A drug and alcohol policy and process are both important; the policy is generally located in a company’s employee handbook which has been communicated to all employees but the process is a guide, tools and training for management which is relayed to them. Many companies have a drug and alcohol policy which begins with their philosophy and tolerance for drugs and alcohol and includes the types of drug and alcohol testing: pre-employment, random and post-accident (Department of Labor regulated employees), reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty, follow-up and refusal to test, etc. However, some companies lack a detailed testing process for their management which …