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October 21, 2021

AGC’s 2021 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference wrapped up Oct. 15 after two days of in-person education, sharing of best practices and networking in St. Louis, MO.  The conference continues to be a must-attend event for human resources and training professionals in the construction industry.

October 21, 2021

Negotiators conducting collective bargaining between January and September of this year agreed to raise construction craft workers’ wage and fringe benefits by an average of 2.6 percent or $1.63 during the first contract year, according to the Construction Labor Research Council’s (CLRC) latest Settlements Report.  These rates are comparable with increases granted in 2020, but CLRC projects slightly higher increases for the near future.

October 20, 2021

Many employers are wondering about the extent to which they can incent employees and their dependents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by adjusting medical plan eligibility, modifying medical plan premiums payable by employees, and/or excluding coverage of treatment of the coronavirus where a plan enrollee chooses not to receive the vaccine and then contracts the virus. In this article, Lockton provides thoughts on what’s permissible and what’s not, and views on best practices.

October 14, 2021

AGC Hosts Webinar; Continues Dialogue with Agencies; Engaged Legal Counsel

October 14, 2021

AGC Seeks Meeting with White House; Engaged Legal Counsel

October 13, 2021

In a rare victory for employers that participate in multiemployer pension plans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has held that the interest rate memorialized in the Segal Blend actuarial assumption was inappropriate to use in a withdrawal liability calculation because it is not based on “anticipated experience under the plan.” While likely to be further challenged, the September 28, 2021, opinion in Sofco Erectors, Inc. v. Trustees of the Ohio Operating Engineers Pension Fund, may provide significant leverage to employers in challenging—and settling—withdrawal liability assessments, especially for employers and multiemployer pension plans subject to the jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit (KY, MI, OH, TN).

September 30, 2021

The US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division published a new resource for stakeholders in the construction contracting community:

September 28, 2021

The US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division published a new resource for stakeholders in the construction contracting community:

September 23, 2021

Guidance Expected as soon as September 24

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