Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgJuly 9, 2009 / Issue No. 3-09
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Professional Development
AGC Webinar 8/13: RIFs, Lay-Offs & Furloughs in Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls
Registration Open for HR Professionals Conference and Training & Development Conference
U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Regional Compliance Seminars for Employers
DHS to Implement E-Verify Rule but Revoke No-Match Rule
Federal Government Makes Employers Subject of Immigration Enforcement with I-9 and E-Verify Audits
Form I-9 Valid After June 30 Expiration Date
Wages & Benefits
DOL Issues Guidance on Davis-Bacon Requirements for Stimulus-Funded Projects
Minimum Wage to Increase on July 24
Labor Relations
AGC Persuades Supreme Court to Clarify Federal Remedies For Violations of Collective Bargaining Agreements
AGC Holds First Regional Meeting with Carpenters and Operating Engineers
Equal Employment Opportunity
OFCCP to Place Special Emphasis on Construction Industry Compliance
Supreme Court Offers Guidance to Employers Faced with the Dilemma of Potential Competing Discrimination Claims
Equal Employment Opportunity
OFCCP to Place Special Emphasis on Construction Industry Compliance

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), responsible for ensuring that contractors doing business with the federal government do not discriminate and take affirmative action, will soon begin conducting compliance reviews of construction contractors who receive funding and grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). 

According to OFCCP’s Recovery Act Plan, the majority of ARRA funding and grants will provide direct funding or federal assistance to construction projects and “consequently, OFCCP will place a special emphasis on the construction industry.”  Beginning in July 2009, OFCCP will begin to review a minimum of 360 construction contractors and 90 supply and service contractors, including at least 10% of first-time federal contractors.  These reviews will be followed by quarterly compliance evaluations through September 30, 2010.   

To help contractors maintain compliance with the agency’s guidelines, OFCCP plans to host a series of compliance events to be held periodically through the September 30 date, including nine national events and six webinars specifically for federal construction contractors, new federal contractors and contracting officers.  Additionally, OFCCP plans to host 93 regional compliance events, 11 regional forums, and a national Prevailing Wage Conference, which will address prevailing wage issues as they relate to ARRA over two-and-a-half days.

Additional OFCCP compliance resources for construction contractors include AGC's Davis-Bacon Manual on Labor Standards for Federal and Federally Assisted Construction and Affirmative Action Manual for Construction, which can be found on AGC's Labor and HR Topical Resources Web page.
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