Annual Symposium Covers the Latest Developments in Construction Labor and Employment

May 20, 2019

The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council (LELC) recently held its 35th Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium in Washington, DC.  Attorneys and labor relations managers from across the country gathered to learn about labor and employment law developments relevant to construction employers.

The program began May 9 with a half-day Workshop on Hot Topics in Project Labor Agreements.  LELC members delivered excellent presentations on current cases and case theories involving challenges to government mandates for project labor agreements, covering antitrust, free speech, hot cargo, and other issues. 

The full-day symposium on May 10 included scholarly and practical presentations on such topics as marijuana laws and the construction industry, regulations governing apprenticeship programs, “skilled and trained workforce” requirements, withdrawal liability in buy-sell transactions, jurisdictional disputes, pending labor legislation and regulations, and current issues at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affecting construction.

Guest speakers included:  John Ring, chairman of the NLRB (pictured); Alice Stock, associate general counsel of the NLRB (pictured); Nick Geale, chief of staff and counselor to the Secretary of Labor; and Andy Banducci, labor policy director for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Program 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.


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