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Free Webinar: Learn About Recently Announced Changes to Federal Overtime Provisions

Free Webinar: Learn About Recently Announced Changes to Federal Overtime Provisions

Beginning January 1, 2020, employees who are considered “salaried” and exempt from the FLSA’s overtime pay provisions must earn a guaranteed minimum salary of at least $684/week ($35,568/year) in order to be treated as such.  This is higher than the current threshold of $455/week, or $23,550/year.

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Webinar: Understanding OSHA's Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine and the Unforeseeable Employee Misconduct Defense

Webinar: Understanding OSHA's Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine and the Unforeseeable Employee Misconduct Defense

With construction booming, many subcontractors find themselves struggling to provide enough labor at each project.  As a result, more and more subcontractors are engaging second tier subcontractors to help with the current work load. 

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New Episode! Demolition NOW

New Episode! Demolition NOW

On this episode, NDA’s Executive Director Jeff Lambert speaks with Christina Kelly, Director of Planning and Neighborhood Revitalization at the Genesee County Land Bank Authority, about the role of demolition in federally funded community development. Later NDA’s Kevin McKenney will speak with Brian McKinney of Gayanga Co. about his Detroit based company and their role in the community, NDA education courses, and the future of workforce development in the industry.

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Proposed Revisions to OSHA Beryllium Standards Tailored to Construction and Shipyard Workers

Proposed Revisions to OSHA Beryllium Standards Tailored to Construction and Shipyard Workers

From forconstructionpros.com. Proposal protects workers by tailoring requirements of the OSHA standards to beryllium exposure in the construction and shipyard industries

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WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL INTRODUCES OPPORTUNITYZONES.GOV

WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL INTRODUCES OPPORTUNITYZONES.GOV

From HUD.gov. Today, Secretary Ben Carson, on behalf of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, announced a new website that will serve as a hub of information for the array of audiences that work with the Opportunity Zones initiative. Visit the Opportunity Zones website.

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Careers in Construction -- A Month-Long Celebration

Careers in Construction -- A Month-Long Celebration

ALACHUA, Fla., Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spearheaded by NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF), the seventh annual Careers in Construction Month is in full swing this October. Forty states, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington D.C. have filed proclamation requests, making 2019 the highest participation ever for this nationwide observance. The celebration was launched to increase public awareness, inspire the next generation of construction craft professionals and make an impact on the perceptions of a career in construction.

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OSHA publishes changes to beryllium standard, weighting system

OSHA publishes changes to beryllium standard, weighting system

From businessinsurance.com. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday published a proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in construction and shipyards by delaying the compliance deadlines for nearly all provisions of the standards to Sept. 30, 2020.

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Grants awarded to reduce construction waste, create jobs

Grants awarded to reduce construction waste, create jobs

From oregonmetro.gov. Three local salvage and deconstruction businesses are the first recipients of Metro’s Investment and Innovation program grants for the 2019-20 cycle. While the program aims to invest in a broader swath of the garbage and recycling system, this year’s strongest applications came from organizations focused on preventing waste in the construction industry.

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More Than 300,000 Comments Pour In on DOL's Proposed Apprenticeship Rule

More Than 300,000 Comments Pour In on DOL's Proposed Apprenticeship Rule

From Engineering News-Record. The Dept. of Labor's inbox has been swamped by more than 300,000 comments—the vast majority from construction workers, according to a top union official—weighing in on the department’s proposal to revamp the federal program for apprenticeships.

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What's Happening Now In Labor Law

What's Happening Now In Labor Law

From jdsupra.com. Misclassifying workers does not violate the NLRA. The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision yesterday, ruling 3-1 that worker misclassification does not violate the National Labor Relations Act. In Velox Express, the Board found that the employer had misclassified employees as “independent contractors,” but found that the misclassification did not violate labor law. Member Lauren McFerran, the only Democrat on the Board, dissented from this part of the ruling. 

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