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MAREK Firestopping

In new construction, MAREK is able to coordinate with MEP trade partners to provide a comprehensive penetration and joint firestop package, using single source manufactured products as is often required per project specifications. On existing buildings, MAREK can provide an extensive survey of the life safety drawings in conjunction with an inspection of the plenum space at fire rated walls, to identify any deficiencies. This is followed by a formal proposal that includes a plan of action to bring rated barriers up to code, cost projection, access plans, and schedule duration.

Worker Classification Guidelines Are Not Changing (At Least Not Yet)

In January, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule that detailed how a business was to determine a worker’s employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This rule was set to go into effect on May 7, 2021, but at the last moment, the Biden Administration pulled back, ensuring no change to how businesses and the DOL classify workers. What does this mean for employers, and what can we expect going forward?


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