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May 21, 2020

AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee will hold its next conference call on June 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.  The call will feature updates from AGC staff and a roundtable discussion of labor matters around the country.  Participation is open to all AGC members and chapter staff, regardless of committee membership.  (AGC nonmembers may not participate.)  To register for the call, click here.  Call-in information will be sent to all registrants on the day prior to the call.

May 21, 2020

North America’s Building Trades Unions (“NABTU”) and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training (NABTU’s research arm) on April 27 publicly released COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites.  The document provides recommended practices for construction employers to implement at job sites designed to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by exposure to infectious disease.

May 21, 2020

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that allows employers to pay bonuses or other incentive-based pay to salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week. The final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary are compatible with the use of the fluctuating workweek method under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

May 20, 2020

The Construction Labor Research Council (CLRC) recently released its latest edition of the Union Labor Costs in Construction.  The report (previously called Trends and Outlook) includes general and detailed information about trends in collectively bargained compensation in the industry, including data analyses by region, by time, and by trade.  It can be a valuable resource when preparing for collective bargaining negotiations, particularly when used in conjunction with CLRC’s latest Settlements Report.

May 7, 2020

Contains Q&A Section of Common Workplace Questions

May 7, 2020

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will delay the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the agency announced today in a Federal Register notice.

April 23, 2020

AGC of America has been working tirelessly to provide members with valuable, relevant resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency.

April 23, 2020

Weeks Marine, a contractor accused of Davis-Bacon violations, has finally prevailed in protracted litigation over its responsibility to reimburse workers for their actual lodging expenses.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Administrative Review Board (ARB) has ruled that the lodging primarily benefited the employees.

April 23, 2020

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has issued a final rule amending union representation-case procedures.  The rule was published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2020.  The effective date was originally set for June 1, 2020, but has been postponed to July 31, 2020, due to the national emergency caused by the coronavirus.

April 22, 2020

Temporary Non-Enforcement Period Ended April 17

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