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Don't Change the Rules for Construction Apprenticeship

Don't Change the Rules for Construction Apprenticeship

From Engineering News-Recod. The politics are tangled when it comes to the Trump administration’s initial decision—which still could change—not to include construction in its proposed apprenticeship rule revision. The proposal, for which the comment period ended on Aug. 26, now leaves the industry out of a planned U.S. Labor Dept. effort to expand apprentice programs in sectors such as health care and information technology by allowing private entities to manage the registration process typically carried out by federal and state agencies.

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Illinois Contractor Prompt Pay Retainage

Illinois Contractor Prompt Pay Retainage

The Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is proud to announce SB 1636 was signed in to law on August 20, 2019 by Governor J.B. Pritzker.  P.A. 101-0432 is effective immediately. This new law amends the Contractor Prompt Payment Act in Illinois, and lowers retainage from 10% to 5% once 50% of a construction project is complete.

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What's Next for the DOL's Proposed Joint-Employer Rule?

What's Next for the DOL's Proposed Joint-Employer Rule?

From shrm.org. Despite recent changes in leadership at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), key workplace rules still need to be finalized, including a proposed update to the joint-employer rule.

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America's Transportation and Infrastructure Act 2019 advances in the Senate

America's Transportation and Infrastructure Act 2019 advances in the Senate

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee approved America’s Transportation and Infrastructure Act (ATIA) 2019 to reauthorize Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) July 30. The law does not need to be reauthorized until next year, and several other committees will need to approve separate titles, including the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which is expected to release its title in the early fall and focus more on multimodal programs outside of the highway title, according to a news release from American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Alexandria, Virginia. 

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NDA unveils online tool to promote grassroots activism

NDA unveils online tool to promote grassroots activism

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The National Demolition Association (NDA) has launched an online grassroots action center in an effort to expand its influence in Washington, D.C. Grassroots advocacy is a critical part of a robust government affairs operation, NDA says, and this action center will allow NDA members to connect with policymakers in Washington with just a few clicks.

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National Labor Relations Board's Recent Rulemaking Agenda

National Labor Relations Board's Recent Rulemaking Agenda

From jdsupra.com. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently released its anticipated rulemaking priorities in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the Agenda).

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Investing in your skills: How to earn while you learn

Investing in your skills: How to earn while you learn

From foxbusiness.com. The White House Opens a New Window.  will be hosting the Pledge to America's Workers Event late Thursday afternoon, and one of the featured guests spoke to FOX Business' Stuart Varney Opens a New Window.  about his personal success story and how others can easily follow in suit.

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Back to Basics: Making sense of joint employment

Back to Basics: Making sense of joint employment

From hrdrive.com. Let me paint you a picture. Paul, an employee at a fast food burger joint, is chatting with his neighbor about how, just in the past few months, he's struggled to keep on top of his finances.  He's paid a couple bills late and his credit card debt is building up. Nothing in Paul's life has changed: he's paying the same rent in his Denver apartment, he's single and he's healthy.

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What Labor Secretary Acosta's Departure Means For Employers

What Labor Secretary Acosta's Departure Means For Employers

From mondaq.com. When the news broke Friday afternoon that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta would be resigning from his post, employers across the country began wondering what this transition would mean for them. You may have even heard speculation that Acosta’s immediate replacement could accelerate the agenda that has been restoring balance to the employer-labor relationship over the past several years. 

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The Top 17 Labor And Employment Law Stories

The Top 17 Labor And Employment Law Stories

From mondaq.com. It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month was no exception.

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