Human Resources & Labor

2014
DEC
18

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.

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2014
DEC
16

The National Labor Relations Board (“Board” or “NLRB”) has issued a final rule revising union representation case procedures to unions’ advantage.  As anticipated, the final rule is nearly identical to proposed rules issued in February 2014 and in June 2011.  The rule is published in the Dec. 15, 2014, issue of the Federal Register and

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2014
DEC
04

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective Jan. 1, 2015, E-Verify transaction records more than 10 years old will be deleted from the system.   As a result, employers will no longer have access in E-Verify to cases created prior to Dec. 31, 2004.

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2014
DEC
04

On Dec. 3, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), announced final regulations implementing Executive Order 13672 (EO).  The EO prohibits federal contractors with contracts of $10,000 or more and their subcontractors from engaging in employment discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity. The final rule will

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2014
DEC
03

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, Guam) has upheld the dismissal of two lawsuits brought by the Carpenters against various AFL-CIO affiliates and representatives.  The cases stem from actions allegedly taken by the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department (“BCTD”) and others during

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2014
DEC
03

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new Affordable Care Act FAQs making it clear that employers are prohibited from providing a cash reimbursement to employees for the purchase of an individual market policy regardless of whether the reimbursement is on a pre-tax or after-tax basis. The DOL considers these types of arrangements to be

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2014
DEC
03

On November 3, AGC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in response to its request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the approval of the construction information collection requirement (ICR).  The ICR addresses recordkeeping and reporting for compliance with Executive Order 11246 (EO), Section

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2014
DEC
01

Included are separate videos for supervisors and non-supervisors, each with optional Spanish closed-captioning. AGC is excited to announce the release of a new harassment prevention training  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,

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