The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced three new directives aimed at establishing an opinion letter process and enhancing OFCCP’s Help Desk, establishing a process to resolve compliance evaluations at the earliest stage possible with corporate-wide compliance, and clarifying the Agency’s compliance review procedures. These new directives are part of the Department’s efforts to maximize the effectiveness of compliance assistance outreach. Together the directives are intended to provide federal contractors and their employees with greater certainty on how OFCCP conducts compliance evaluations and investigations, in general and in particular fact-based scenarios.
Construction employment grew in 281, or 78 percent, out of 358 metro areas between October 2017 and October 2018, declined in 43 and was unchanged in 34, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that such widespread employment gains might not continue without policy changes to increase the supply of qualified workers.
Presentations from key federal agencies rounded out the expert management and risk sessions at AGC’s 2018 Construction Environmental Conference by providing attendees with updates and answering questions on several regulatory developments. As part of its conference wrap-up, AGC provides below a list of the issues the government agencies discussed along with links to relevant articles and AGC’s comment letters, where applicable. AGC appreciates the time and talent of all the speakers at the 2018 CEC that, based on participant feedback, exceeded expectations.
The webpages were established in response to feedback received from new and small business stakeholders voicing their need for a centralized location to secure the tools and information they need to comply with federal labor laws. These new webpages provide the most relevant publications and answer the questions most frequently asked by new and small business owners. These tools, in conjunction with worker.gov and employer.gov, hope to ensure greater understanding of federal requirements and provide tools to help employers find resources offered by other regulatory agencies.
AGC’s 2018 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference wrapped up Oct. 12 after two-and-a-half days of education, sharing of best practices and networking in Fort Worth, TX. The conference continues to be a must-attend event for HR and training professionals in the construction industry.
“We congratulate all the winners from tonight’s election and look forward to having the opportunity to educate newly elected members about the construction industry’s many contributions to our broader economic prosperity.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 27,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.