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.
Many HR and training professionals have had an initiative, rollout or project that did not achieve its expected amount of traction, even after spending countless hours and dollars on training and implementation. As a result, HR and training professionals must learn to take a strategic approach to change management in order to make a lasting
The AGC-supported Construction Labor Research Council has released its latest report on collective bargaining settlements in the industry. Settlements reported to CLRC between January and June 2014 resulted in an average first-year wage-and-benefit increase of 2.2 percent or $1.10. For newly negotiated multi-year agreements, the average second-year increase was 2.5 percent or $1.23, and the
AGC, its coalition Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, and other employer organizations, submitted a group amicus brief in a case before the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) addressing the standard for determining when two companies constitute “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
AGC recently hosted a webinar to educate construction contractors on the latest regulations that implement the employer mandates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The webinar, Affordable Care Act Update for Construction Employers, is a follow-up to AGC’s 2013 webinar series, The Affordable Care Act: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Your Construction Business.
In response to a request from Director Pat Shiu of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), AGC provided the agency, and other invited Labor Department staff, with a detailed overview of the construction industry. The request stemmed from a March 27 meeting between AGC and OFCCP Director Pat Shiu
On June 20, the agencies implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) released a final rule clarifying the effect of orientation periods (also known as “trial periods”) on the “90-day waiting period rule” under the ACA. The “90-day waiting period rule” prohibits group health plans and health insurance issuers from imposing a waiting period of more than 90
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a big victory to the AGC-supported Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) in a June 26 opinion invalidating President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board).