Why Texas construction contractors are outperforming state labor standards

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The U.S. Department of Labor said Monday that Texas construction companies are outperformed by state labor inspectors in some cases.

The DOL’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement found that Texas’ construction industry is in some instances using subcontractors and subcontractors are employing subcontractors in certain circumstances.

The Texas Department of Workforce Development has made clear that contractors hired to perform work in the state are required to follow state-mandated safety standards.