Human Resources & Labor

2014
AUG
25

“The AGC Alternative,” the first of its kind, nation-wide private insurance exchange to serve the commercial construction industry, begins offering quotes todayto firms belonging to AGC of America, association officials announced.  The private exchange, developed in collaboration with Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, features

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2014
AUG
15

On August 5, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing how federal contractors should assess their employment relationships to distinguish “employees” from “independent contractors” or other non-employee workers.  The FAQs describe what are commonly referred to as the “Darden” factors, derived from the

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2014
AUG
12

On August 8, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if implemented, will require covered federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual Equal Pay Report on employee compensation. 

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2014
AUG
11

On July 31, President Obama issued the latest, and most far-reaching, executive order in a series of presidential directives imposing new mandates on federal contractors.  The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“EO”) purports to help federal agencies “identify and work with contractors with track records of compliance” with labor laws in order to

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2014
AUG
11

On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2014‐37 to index the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) affordability percentages for 2015.  As a result, large employers (according to the ACA’s definition) will need to ensure that an employee’s contribution for self-only coverage, if elected, will not exceed 9.56 percent of the employee’s income

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2014
JUL
29

AGC of America has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) asking the agency to clarify its proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13658 (EO), which establishes a minimum wage  of $10.10 per hour for direct federal contractors and subcontractors.  The new minimum wage impacts covered contracts entered into on

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2014
JUL
24

On July 21, President Obama signed an executive order (EO) prohibiting federal and federally assisted contractors and their subcontractors from engaging in employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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2014
JUL
16

On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance on how the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) apply to pregnant workers.

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