Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgApril 23, 2010 / Issue No. 2-10
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On the Inside
DOL Issues Guidance on Use of Unpaid Interns
Labor Department Campaign Encourages Workers to Report Employers That Violate Worker Rights
Wages & Benefits
COBRA Subsidy Extended to May 31, 2010; May Be Extended Yet Again
The Health Care Reform Bill Is Final... Now What?
Online Compensation Reports Now Available to AGC Members with Six-Month Free Trial
2009 Collective Bargaining Yields Lowest Increases in 13 Years
Labor Relations
Final Rule on Federal PLAs Gives Agencies Broad Discretion
NLRB Recess Appointments Signal Labor Policy Changes Ahead
Open Shop Contractors Discuss Labor Developments at AGC Convention
Building Trades President Outlines Political and Business Priorities at AGC Convention
John Flynn Retires as President of Bricklayers, Succeeded by Jim Boland
Hiring & Firing
Tax Incentives Expected to Encourage Hiring; Seasonal Hires Qualify
Professional Development
WEBINAR: Advanced Issues about Worker Misclassification: What Every Construction Contractor Needs to Know
Construction Labor Law Developments Covered at AGC's Annual Symposium
Web-Based Collective Bargaining Seminar Now Available 24/7
Professional Development
WEBINAR: Advanced Issues about Worker Misclassification: What Every Construction Contractor Needs to Know

A Double-Header - May 18 & 20 - 2:00pm-3:30pm ET

May 18: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

May 20: Exempt vs. Non-exempt

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have announced in recent months that the construction industry will be the primary target for audits and other enforcement activities when it comes to worker misclassification.  As a result, construction HR professionals have been burdened with the responsibility of properly classifying workers and protecting construction companies from these enforcement activities. 

Do you know which workers in the construction industry are often misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, even by the most experienced HR professionals?  Once it is determined that a construction worker is an employee, is the worker exempt or non-exempt?  These can sometimes be tough determinations to make, and with wage and hour lawsuits on the rise and record allocation of government agency funds for enforcement and random audits, all construction companies are at risk.  You already know the basics; now uncover the advanced issues about worker misclassification in a contractor-friendly manner.

  • Help your company avoid devastating fines and penalties by correctly classifying workers
  • Discover where even seasoned HR professionals are likely to make mistakes
  • Know how to respond to confusing issues surrounding government audits and lawsuits
  • Review best practices to help protect and ensure compliance
  • Learn the best way to "correct" misclassifications that you've discovered
  • Determine how to distinguish temporary workers from independent contractors
  • Learn why written contracts may not protect independent contractor status'
  • Discover keys to writing job descriptions that will protect your company
  • Learn to build a "good faith" defense with evidence to support exempt classifications
  • Know when and how to legally dock an exempt employee's pay
  • Discover how rest periods, off-the-clock work, Blackberries and cell phones can affect a worker's status

Don't miss this double-header, packed with practical construction-specific examples, recent case settlements and more!

Download the flyer for speaker information and register online today!

*Both webinars have been submitted to HRCI & IACET for review.
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