Human Resources & Labor

2014
NOV
19

The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (“DBRA”) — prevailing wage laws that cover most federal and federally assisted construction projects — impose a plethora of often-confusing mandates.  Federal contractors and their subcontractors also face new rules (often referred to as the “10.10 Rule”) establishing a special minimum wage for employees who work on or in connection

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2014
NOV
12

AGC of America has submitted an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board in a case involving common-situs picketing.  The case, IBEW Local 357 (Desert Sun Enterprises), presents an opportunity for the Board to reconsider its long-standing requirement that, when a union notifies a neutral employer of its intent to picket a primary employer

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2014
NOV
10

Collective bargaining chapters and AGC-member union contractors are invited to participate in the next quarterly conference call of AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 p.m. EST.  The agenda includes reports on legal and labor relations developments since the last call and a roundtable discussion of activities of interest to union

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2014
NOV
04

Join AGC of America’s Open Shop Committee and HR Forum for a web meeting featuring a “Quick Learn” presentation on drug and background screening on November 19 starting at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Following an update by AGC Associate General Counsel Denise Gold on various legal developments, experts Thomas Eden of Constangy, Brooks &

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2014
OCT
20

It is a reality. For construction employers, a workforce shortage is just around the corner and with many returning veterans and military spouses seeking employment, making a connection is a win for all. As part of the construction industry’s effort to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and

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2014
OCT
13

AGC is excited to announce the release of a new anti-harassment DVD called Diversity Rules: Harassment Prevention, Sensitivity & Correction Training for Construction Workers and Supervisors (“Diversity Rules”).   Diversity Rules is one DVD with two training videos designed to aid construction employers with harassment prevention, sensitivity and correction training.  One video is targeted for an audience

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2014
OCT
13

On Sept. 25, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) published a final rule that impacts federal contractors and subcontractors that hire and employ veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).  The final rule rescinds the regulations applicable to federal contracts and subcontracts entered into before December

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2014
OCT
13

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act requires plan fiduciaries to make reasonable efforts to locate missing participants or beneficiaries so that they may direct the distribution of their plan accounts. As a result, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) recently published Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2014-01, which lays out the steps

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