Labor & HR

April 1, 2011
On March 25, 2011, more than two years after the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) went into effect, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final regulations to clarify the law.
March 31, 2011
Carey L. Peters, Ph.D., has been named the new executive director of the Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) effective February 22, succeeding Bob Gasperow who is retiring after more than 30 years of distinguished service.
March 31, 2011
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began rolling out the use of E-Verify Self Check on March 21, a voluntary electronic service available to any individual who wants to check his or her own authorization to work in the U.S.
March 18, 2011
AGC will host a two-part webinar, April 6-7, to provide compliance assistance training and best practices for federal and federally-assisted construction contractors governed by the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) – the federal agency responsible for ensuring that those who do business with the federal government do not discriminate and take affirmative action.
March 4, 2011
AGC signed onto comments submitted by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) in opposition to the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rule requiring employers to post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  AGC is a member of CDW’s steering committee.  AGC is also a member of the Labor Relations Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), which also submitted comments.
February 28, 2011
AGC will host a two-part webinar April 6-7 to provide compliance assistance training and best practices for federal and federally-assisted construction contractors governed by the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) – the federal agency responsible for ensuring that those who do business with the federal government do not discriminate and take affirmative action.
February 26, 2011
In addition to meeting frequently with FASB over the past ten years on critical issues and focusing significant member and staff time recently to issues such as multi-employer disclosure and revenue recognition, AGC joined a construction industry group established to advise the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on its proposed accounting standards update on multi-employer plan disclosure.
February 22, 2011
AGC of America’s HR Network is now known as the HR Forum.  The HR Forum will continue to operate under its existing structure, allowing all AGC members and Chapter staff who have an interest in construction-industry HR issues to connect and interact with each other, keep pace with the latest construction HR developments, and participate in association policymaking on HR matters.
February 9, 2011
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor recently created a YouTube video explaining the Davis-Bacon Act, the law that gives the department authority to determine the payment of local prevailing wage and fringe benefit payments for laborers and mechanics working under construction contracts with the federal government and the District of Columbia.   The 14-minute video includes an overview of the Davis-Bacon Act and its application to projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and additional resources available to the public.
February 1, 2011
Only 13.7 percent of the 6.103 million workers employed in the construction industry in 2010 were represented by a union, according to data recently issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  This reveals a drop from the 15 percent of 6.613 million construction employees represented by a union in 2009.  

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