Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium Helps Labor Lawyers and Managers Keep Up with Latest Developments

May 10, 2018

The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council (LELC) held its 34th Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium on May 3 and 4 in Washington, DC.  Attorneys and labor relations managers from across the country gathered to learn about labor and employment law developments and government initiatives relevant to construction employers.

The program kicked off with a workshop on double-breasting in the construction industry.  LELC members presented information about the formation of double-breasted operations, the legality of anti-dual shop clauses in collective bargaining agreements, benefit fund reactions to double-breasting, and state law developments impacting double-breasting.

The following day featured LELC-member presentations on such topics as union security agreements and right-to-work laws, current issues in project labor agreements, construction law basics for labor lawyers, mandatory arbitration and class-action waivers, and the top wage-and-hour issues facing construction contractors.  Several federal government officials also addressed the group, including White House Labor Advisor James Sherk, National Labor Relations Board Member William Emanuel and Deputy General Counsel John Kyle, and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Ondray Harris.  

Handouts are available in the Labor & HR Topical Resources area of AGC’s website.  AGC-member login is required to access the documents.  Once logged in, you can find the program handouts organized by topic category and subcategory.  Click here for specific information on where to find each handout. 

The LELC is a private network of labor and employment lawyers who represent AGC members and chapters.  It conducts the annual symposium and other activities to facilitate the sharing of information and the best possible representation of AGC affiliates.  To ensure that your in-house and outside labor and employment lawyers stay on the cutting edge, make sure that they are LELC members.  For a searchable directory of LELC members, click here.  For information about LELC membership, click here.

For more information, contact Denise Gold, associate general counsel, at or (703) 837-5326.


NLRB Deputy General Counsel John Kyle

NLRB Member Bill Emanuel


OFCCP Director Ondray Harris and Senior Advisor Craig Leen


White House Labor Policy Advisor James Sherk


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