The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has granted an extension for federal contractors to object to the release of their EEO-1 data. The new deadline is October 19, 2022. With the deadline still looming, Alissa Horvitz of the law firm Roffman Horvitz provided AGC of America a guide for contractors covered by this FOIA request to follow as they consider their options and potentially object to their particular company’s EEO-1 release. Objection guide can be found here.
AGC's Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference is right around the corner! Register by September 23rd to lock in the lowest rate for your HRTED '22 experience. Book your room today to secure your discounted AGC group rate of $245 per night.
The Associated General Contractors of America is launching a new effort to combat high suicide rates and improve mental health among the industry’s workers, the trade group announced today. The new effort, which the association is launching as part of its support for suicide prevention month, is designed to address the high rate of suicide among construction workers.
Register Now for Sept. 22 Orientation Webinar - The Culture of CARE Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Assessment is an online tool developed specifically for firms in the construction industry to measure and improve management of the company’s diversity & inclusion programs, policies, and practices. It is a company-wide survey that may require input from multiple people or departments in your firm to complete. Join AGC for a webinar on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EDT on "Using the Diversity & Inclusion Assessment to Drive Your Strategic Efforts" to learn more about the Assessment, how to utilize key features of the Assessment platform, and how to leverage Assessment results to drive your strategic D&I efforts forward.
On Aug. 29, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board” or “NLRB”) issued its decision in Tesla, Inc., overruling precedent that allowed employers to enforce facially-neutral dress codes to prohibit wearing non-conforming attire, including union insignia and union logos. Now, employers must allow employees to wear union attire absent a showing of “special circumstances.”
Construction Association Survey Finds Labor Shortages and Supply Chain Problems are Constraining Further Nonresidential Growth; Officials Urge Public Leaders to Reform Training and Immigration Policies
AGC’s lawsuit against the federal vaccine mandate is fast-tracked, as a nationwide halt to the mandate’s implementation is limited by another court.
The Biden administration just issued a proposed regulation mandating that every general contractor and subcontractor engage in negotiation or agree to project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects valued at $35 million or more with limited exceptions.
AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee will hold its next quarterly virtual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. EASTERN Daylight Time. All AGC members and chapter staff are invited. The meeting is not open to nonmembers. The agenda will include updates from AGC staff and an open discussion of labor relations matters.
In the latest installment of protracted litigation involving Browning-Ferris Industries (“BFI”) and the appropriate standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 29 vacated a National Labor Relations Board decision in BFI’s favor. The standard is significant, as companies that are joint employers may be held jointly responsible for any unfair labor practices and collective bargaining obligations related to the jointly employed workers.