AGC used Secretary Buttigieg’s comments about the construction workforce as a springboard to initiate a dialogue with the Department of Transportation and the Biden administration to identify how the construction industry might work together to address the lack of skills-building programs in the educational system so that more students are exposed to and prepared for careers in construction.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs within the U.S. Department of Labor recently posted a list of federal contractors subject to an ongoing EEO-1 data release and is requesting any contractors to notify the agency of objections to being on the list by March 3.
AGC of America filed comments with the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) on Dec. 7 in response to the agency’s proposed rule to revise the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
AGC recently submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) proposed rule to establish a new test for determining who is an independent contractor versus an employee under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
AGC and the Secretary discussed top industry priorities, such as addressing the workforce shortage through skills training and attracting individuals to the construction industry, as well as the importance of safety on the job site.
AGC warns the IRS to look before it leaps into quickly rolling out prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements—for which it has no internal expertise or experience—tied to new private development tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has proposed a regulation regarding interest rate assumptions in determining a withdrawing employer’s liability to a multiemployer plan, which could have significant implications for the unionized construction industry.