Two AGC-supported employer groups and other interested parties have jointly filed a lawsuit challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s new representation-case procedures rule. The rule – often called the “quickie election” or “ambush election” rule – expedites the process in cases where a union files a petition for an election to become the exclusive collective
Construction contractors will have an easier time learning how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the private sector. The partnership between AGC of America, EPA and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will allow for a significant upgrade to the
Construction-industry collective bargaining negotiations settled during 2014 resulted in an average first-year increase in wages and benefits of $1.07 per hour or 2.3 percent, according to the annual year-end Settlements Report issued by the AGC-supported Construction Labor Research Council. For newly negotiated multi-year contracts, the average negotiated second-year increase was $1.31 or 2.4 percent, and
An archive of each session of AGC’s recent two-part webinar on Understanding the Davis-Bacon Act and the New Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Law is now available for purchase and immediate viewing from AGC’s online bookstore. Visit http://store.agc.org/ and search for product codes WB294 and WB295. Be sure to login to see member pricing.
As 2015 begins, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sharpening its emphasis on inspecting and citing employers who violate its recordkeeping standard. This takes on greater importance because of the changes and new reporting requirements that became effective on January 1, 2015.
On Jan. 5, AGC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regarding its proposed rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to annually report summary compensation data using a new Equal Pay Report. OFCCP originally published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking more than three years ago announcing
On Tuesday, the president signed into law the $1.1 trillion spending bill, which eventually passed both the U.S. House and Senate after a tumultuous week filled with partisan politics on unrelated provisions. This nine-month bill funds federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security – which is only funded through Feb. 27. The new law includes a series of association-backed multi-employer pension reforms, all designed to allow employers and employees the opportunity to protect and improve retirement programs.
On Dec. 16, AGC submitted comments to OFCCP in response to its proposed rule prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who disclose compensation. The rule is in response to Executive Order 13665, signed by President Obama in April 2014. It applies to federal and federally-assisted contracts and subcontracts, as it amends Executive Order 11246.