May 20, 2005 / Issue No. 2-05
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Register NOW for the June 9-10 HR Forum!
STP Instructor Training Workshop to Take Place June 10-11
RECENT EVENTS
AGC Labor and Employment Law Council Holds 21st Annual Symposium
Union Contractors Meet Operating Engineers’ New President
Open Shop Contractors Discuss Current Concerns
Heavy & Highway Alliance Executive Speaks About National Project Agreement
JURISDICTIONAL DISPUTES
Carpenters Cancel Agreements with Iron Workers and Sheet Metal Workers
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Contractor Lawfully Repudiated 8(f) Agreement During Contract Term
Secret Negotiations Justified Contractor’s Withdrawal From Bargaining Unit After Accepting Multiemployer Agreement
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS
Employee Can Be Fired for Refusal to Authorize Credit Check
POSTING REQUIREMENTS
New USERRA Posting Requirement Now in Effect
FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
Distance Between Work Sites for Determining FMLA Coverage is Measured by Public Roads, Not Linear Distance
RECRUITMENT
DOL Releases Database of Available College Students with Disabilities
COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE
NLRB Offers Online Answers to FAQs

  AGC Labor and Employment Law Council Holds 21st Annual Symposium
The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council held its 21st Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium on April 28-29. Over 50 attorneys and chapter staff who regularly assist AGC chapters and members in labor and employment matters attended.

NLRB Chairman Robert Battista speaks at the AGC's 21st Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium about construction-related cases currently pending at the NLRB. 

Matt Kirk of the White House delivers the keynote luncheon
address during AGC's Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium.

Guest speakers Robert Battista, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, and Harold Datz, his chief counsel, provided a briefing on cases affecting construction currently pending at the NLRB.  Keynote speaker Matt Kirk, deputy assistant to the President for Senate affairs, provided a briefing on the White House’s legislative agenda and received information on employment legislation of interest to AGC.  Presentations were also provided on the following topics:

• prevailing wage traps;
• preliminary and postliminary activities under the Fair Labor Standards Act;
• labor harmony clauses;
• collective and class actions against contractors;
• the employment rights of returning veterans;
• understanding withdrawal liability; and
• current initiatives of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. 

Handouts from the presentations are available on the Labor & HR Topical Resources page of AGC's web site.  To access that page, click here

For more information about the AGC Labor and Employment Law Council, click here. [ return to top ]